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by Mark Zalewski
November 26, 2016
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Top race organisers reduce team and peloton sizes in Grand Tours, Classics and other events; Provisional Australian NRS calendar released for 2017: Four races added, two return; UCI officially issues WorldTour, ProContinental licenses; WADA publishes 2015 testing report; WADA suspends Mexico City lab; Russian Paralympic Committee given long list of rules for reinstatement by IPC; CANYON//SRAM announces 2017 roster; An Post-ChainReaction solidifies roster; Former NFTO team loses title sponsor, in jeopardy of closing; Former pro found guilty after race crash caused rider death; Death of British cyclist who fell off cliff in Pyrenees ruled accidental; Cyclist breaks Billie Fleming’s 77-year-old record; Best of the 2016 UCI Women’s WorldTour.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) published its its 2015 Testing Figures Report, representing the first set of global testing data since the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code came into effect.
“Alongside areas of activities such as education, investigations and information sharing, testing is a critical tool in anti-doping organizations’ (ADOs) commitment to working towards fair competition and clean sport,” said WADA President, Craig Reedie.
“This 2015 Report represents figures from the first year under the enhanced Code that ADOs practice worldwide; and, interestingly, the findings highlight an increase in the number of samples analyzed and an increase in the number of Adverse Analytical Findings reported.”
The results showed a 7.1% increase in the overall number of samples analyzed, totaling 303,369 in 2015. As well there was an increase in Adverse Analytical Findings, from 1.11% in 2014 to 1.26% in 2015, or a total of 3,809 positive tests.
“The 2015 Testing Figures Report provides powerful data that will help anti-doping organizations, including WADA, gain a better understanding of testing patterns and existing gaps, and adapt their anti-doping strategies accordingly,” explained WADA Director General, Olivier Niggli.
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