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The Columbia and Garmin teams have announced they will participate in a new independent anti-doping programme in 2009 designed by American anti-doping expert Don Catlin and his Anti-Doping Sciences Institute (ADSI).

Both teams worked with the Agency for Cycling Ethics (ACE) in 2008 but the agency went bankrupt due to the huge costs incurred of testing riders all over the world. ADSI replaces ACE, with further focus on testing for EPO and similar blood-boosting drugs.

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