UCI Statement on the investigation carried out by Austrian authorities and WADA within the sport of cross-country skiing

Mar 4, 2019, 12:26 PM

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) is aware of the revelations of an investigation carried out by Austrian authorities and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) within the sport of cross-country skiing.

As it was not implicated in this investigation, which was not aimed at cycling, the UCI does not have any first-hand information concerning confessions made by cyclists. The UCI has asked the Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation (CADF), the independent body mandated by the UCI to define and lead the anti-doping testing strategy and investigations in our sport, to request the cooporation of the Austrian authorities and WADA to ensure all information directly or indirectly concerning cycling is handed over without delay. The UCI will also ask the CADF to offer any assistance that could help the investigation.

The UCI will follow the investigation closely and take all measures possible as soon as it is in possession of the elements requested.