UCI will soon decide position on ketone use in peloton

The MPCC are preparing a request to WADA to investigate the 'miracle drink'

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The UCI will soon have an official stance on ketones, a supplement drink that aids recovery for endurance athletes, from the peloton.

The Movement For Credible Cycling is submitting a request to the World Anti-Doping Agency to investigate ketones, with the nine professional teams associated with the union created to defend clean cycling opposed to their use and MPCC chairman Roger Legeay saying arguments in favour of ketones are thin on the ground. According to De Limburger, the UCI will soon respond to these developments with an official position on the so-called "miracle drink".

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