International fight against doping strengthens as UCI and USADA join forces

Cycling's governing body and the United States Anti-Doping Agency will share intelligence and work together in joint anti-doping missions

An amateur racer has been banned for doping

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

The fight against doping in cycling took a step forward on Wednesday as the sport's governing body, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announced that it has established a partnership with the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).

The collaboration will see the organisations sharing anti-doping intelligence, information and riders' biological passport data in a new level of co-operation to prevent and catch drug cheats in cycling.

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Nigel Wynn
Former Associate Editor

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.