No whitewash of any UK doping cases

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Cycling Weekly's recent article on the new UK Anti-Doping Agency reported that we believed there was a case pending involving a British-based rider.

Speculation on internet forums has been rife in light of the lack of any official comment from the relevant authorities.

The UK Anti-Doping Agency and British Cycling have both refused to confirm or deny whether there is a case, or comment on the rumours, in line with its policy and procedures.

Until such time as there is a confirmed anti-doping rule violation, neither body will comment.

Brian Cookson, the president of British Cycling, told CW: "I am not commenting on any individual case.

"However, I would reassure our members that we will never sweep anything under the carpet. We will ensure that things are dealt with in the correct manner. If that means issuing a 'no comment' statement until such time that it is correct to make an announcement in line with the procedures laid down, then so be it."

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