UCI unfazed by Russian athletics doping scandal

The UCI says the closure of an anti-doping laboratory in Moscow will have a marginal impact on cycling

Cycling's governing body, the UCI, says that it is unconcerned by the athletics doping scandal that erupted after an appointed commission published its report on Monday. The report revealed a non-compliant Russian anti-doping agency, which also tests professional cyclists.

A World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) commission examined allegations of doping, cover-ups and extortion in Russian athletics, and said the 2012 London Olympics was "sabotaged" when the athletics governing body (IAAF) and Russia let in athletes with suspicious doping profiles.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.