UCI independent commission comes under fire from WADA

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The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is hitting cycling's governing body, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), hard over the independent commission it established in the wake of the Lance Armstrong doping scandal. The two parties exchanged criticisms in press releases, with the anti-doping agency getting the upper hand.

"WADA was surprised to see the UCI reaction and attacks on WADA," said agency president, John Fahey. "It has again become apparent that rather than deal with the obvious problems that exist within the sport of cycling, the UCI once again would like to avoid its responsibilities and instead seek to blame WADA and others."

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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.