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UCI to hold wide-ranging doping review - president

Written by: Staff

ZURICH, Aug 9 (Reuters) The UCI is to conduct a wide-ranging review in an effort to clean up the sport after a series of doping scandals, the head of cycling's world governing body said in an interview published today.

UCI President Pat McQuaid said he was shocked and angry when he found out about Tour de France winner Floyd Landis's positive doping test, particularly as he believed the disqualification of riders before the start of the race would dissuade others.

''We're going to proceed with an audit of the professional level to try and define the causes of this illness,'' McQuaid told the Swiss weekly L'Illustre. ''We will call on the biggest specialists in the world to make this study credible.

''All the elements will be taken into account: the structures of the teams, management of the calendar, the length of courses, accumulation of evidence, number of rest days,'' McQuaid said.

Reuters AY DB1357

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