WADA investigating UK Anti-Doping after allegedly allowing British Cycling to conduct own drug inquest

After a 2010 sample from a prominent rider returned trace amounts of the steroid nandrolone, it is alleged UKAD allowed British Cycling to conduct their own private investigation into the matter

British Cycling (Getty)

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The World Anti-Doping Agency has launched an investigation into UK Anti-Doping after a 2010 sample from a prominent GB cyclist contained traces of the steroid nandrolone, with British Cycling then allegedly permitted to conduct its own private investigation despite WADA code stating that UKAD had an obligation to look into the matter.

WADA has asked its Intelligence and Investigations Department to look into the case and to gather more information from UKAD, who told British Cycling that the rider's sample contained a low level of nandrolone in late 2010, with private testing then said to have been carried out by British Cycling in 2011.

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