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Press Release: Tour de France 2011: last anti-doping tests all negative




The Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation (CADF) has received the complete and final results of the tests carried out at the Tour de France 2011. The last samples received from the Châtenay-Malabry, Lausanne and Cologne laboratories all showed a negative result.

UCI President Pat McQuaid stated that «this excellent news further highlights the quality of the various anti-doping measures brought in by the UCI in recent years, especially the introduction of the biological passport. It also indicates that there has been a change of mentality and behaviour within the peloton. Our sport is on the right track and we will continue to use all means available to protect it».

Dr. Francesca Rossi, CADF Director, pointed out that there had been «an excellent cooperation between the French Anti-Doping Agency (AFLD) and the laboratories which analyzed the samples. From a purely technical point of view, the outcome of the anti-doping activities at the Tour de France is very satisfying».

UCI Press Service

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