UCI statement on Operation Aderlass

May 15, 2019, 10:08 AM

Based on information received from the law enforcement authorities of Austria, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI)  has notified the following individuals of potential Anti-Doping Rules Violations (ADRV):

Bozic BorutSLO
Ass. Sports Director 
UCI World Team Bahrain Merida
Use of Prohibited Method (2012-2013)
Durasek KristijanCRO
UCI World Team UAE Team Emirates
Use of Prohibited Method (2017)
Koren KristijanSLO
UCI World Team Bahrain Merida
Use of Prohibited Method (2012-2013)
Petacchi AlessandroITARiderUse of Prohibited Method (2012-2013)

The UCI has also provisionally suspended the above-mentioned individuals pursuant to Article 7.9.3 of the UCI Anti-Doping Rules. 

The UCI and 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, have been in close contact with the sport and state authorities involved in the Aderlass investigation, in particular with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the Austrian law enforcement authorities.

The UCI and the CADF, will continue to cooperate with and assist all parties involved in these investigations but, in view of the nature of the ongoing investigation, will not make any further comment at this stage.