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UK Sport, the national anti-doping organisation for the UK, has given its backing to the UCI?s efforts to tackle doping at the Tour de France, ahead of the Grand Depart in London. During the course of the weekend, UK Sport will support the Union Cycliste International - the sports governing body - with its testing as well as provide anti-doping education and advice through its 100% ME programme.

In the run up to, and during the race, the UCI will oversee a thorough testing programme in line with the standards set out in the World Anti-Doping Code. In addition, all riders competing on the Tour have been asked to sign their commitment to a ?New Cycling? ? a pledge to not contravene the UCI?s doping regulations.

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