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Landmark report on doping on cycling to be published on Monday, says UCI

Brian Cookson has said Cycling Independent Reform Commission's report may make for "uncomfortable reading"...

World cycling’s governing body, the UCI, says that the report of the Cycling Independent Reform Commission which focuses on the sport’s problems with doping will be published “in the early hours of Monday morning.”

The report, compiled by a three-member panel that has been hearing evidence over the past year, was ordered by Brian Cookson after he replaced Pat McQuaid as UCI president in September 2013.

Last month, Cookson said that the report could provide “a lot of uncomfortable reading,” adding, “I think we should all prepare ourselves for that."

But he also said: “I don't think there's going to be a lot of new revelations, because I think mostly we've got a pretty good idea of what was happening and how widespread the problems were.”

In a statement on its website, the UCI said it would not make any comment on the contents of the report ahead of its publication.

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tomturcan | 9 years ago

Astana timing is a happy coincidence for the UCI.

2 Wheeled Idiot | 9 years ago

I think this *could* be a turning point for the future of the sport. It's important to get all the skeletons out the closet, and then start with a clean slate and very thorough dope testing.
It will be hard reading but hopefully good will come of it to improve the future.

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