UCI report condemns AFLD over Tour de France procedures

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Cycling's world governing body the Union Cycliste International (UCI) has heavily criticised the French Anti-Doping Agency (AFLD) for its public comments concerning anti-doping activities at this year's Tour de France, and has called in to question the French agency's ability to effectively carry out anti-doping procedures.

The 12-page UCI report was sent to the World Anti-Doping Authority (WADA) yesterday and sees the UCI defend itself against each of the AFLD's accusations and questions the motivation behind AFLD President Pierre Bordry's public outburst in early October.

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Simon Richardson
Magazine editor

Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. He fell in love with cycling 1989 when watching the Tour de France on Channel 4, started racing in 1995 and in 2000 he spent one season racing in Belgium. During his time at CW (and Cycle Sport magazine) he has written product reviews, fitness features, pro interviews, race coverage and news. He has covered the Tour de France more times than he can remember along with two Olympic Games and many other international and UK domestic races. He became the 130-year-old magazine's 13th editor in 2015.