2020 anti-doping testing numbers a 'major concern' says MPCC

Efforts to thwart doping have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic

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Anti-doping testing numbers over the past season are a "great source of worry" according to the Movement for Credible Cycling, with the coronavirus pandemic significantly reducing the number of controls that have taken place in 2020.

The Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation (CADF) recorded a 90% fall in out-of-competition tests in the two months following the start of the pandemic, with 12 anti-doping violations recorded in cycling this year. This is fewer than in 2019, but the MPCC is concerned that the anti-doping picture doesn't seem to be improving.

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