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Cycling may enter 2013 with a greater acceptance towards dopers. The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) will discuss an amnesty in a meeting next week in a bid to help its sport move ahead.

"I think there's room for it and I think the UCI could do well to [introduce it]... It's something which we would look into possibly doing," UCI President Pat McQuaid told the Associated Press.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.