MPCC urge UCI to improve testing to combat 'mafia'-esque blood doping

The cycling union has also urged the UCI to start investigating Aicar usage within the professional peloton

Georg Preidler at the 2018 UCI Road World Championships in Innsbruck, Austria (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

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The Movement for Credible Cycling (MPCC) has written a letter to the UCI with a number of recommendations on how cycling's governing body can improve their fight against doping.

Following a general meeting where the Operation Aderlass doping scandal was discussed the union, which contains a number of WorldTour and Pro-Continental teams, has come up with a number of recommendations to combat blood doping in particular.

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