UCI change anti-doping provider to bolster efforts in wake of Operation Aderlass

David Lappartient says the Aderlass scandal shows doping "knows no barriers" either between sports or countries

(Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images)

The UCI has announced they are changing their anti-doping provider in the wake of Operation Aderlass, which saw a number of WorldTour riders and staff implicated in a doping ring that hit a number of sports and transcended national borders.

The Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation (CADF) had provided anti-doping services for UCI races since 2008, when it was founded as a specific, independent body for cycling.

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