WADA turns back on UCI independent commission

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The World Anti-Doping Agency, WADA, and the US equivalent, USADA, have turned their backs on cycling's governing body, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). Overnight, they abandoned an independent commission the UCI established to investigate Lance Armstrong-related corruption.

WADA President John Fahey said in a statement, the "UCI are not willing to change the terms of reference and timetable, and for this reason WADA has declined to spend money and dedicate resources on an inquiry that has such obvious limitations."

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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.