CYCLING: CYCLING’S governing body (UCI) admitted yesterday to drawing up a list in which it had estimated the ‘doping risk’ of each rider at last year’s Tour de France but regretted the document had been made public.
French sports daily L’Equipe unveiled the doping suspicion index, in which riders are given a rating of suspicion scaling from 0 — not suspicious — to 10 — highly suspicious.
The UCI said the list is a working document helping to steer testing, not a list of riders who have done any wrongdoing, suspicion did not mean guilt.
The average index of the 198 riders from the 2010 Tour de France is 2.434.
The index is a summary from the riders biological passport’s data and a blood test carried out on July 1, two days before the start of the Tour.
UCI president Pat McQuaid declined to further comment.
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