Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

June 9, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Aru solos to Dauphiné stage victory with late-race attack, Contador retains yellow; Brenton Jones wins Korea stage, takes over lead; Motorist runs down cyclists, killing five in Michigan; Stig Broeckx finally out of danger after motorbike impact; Recovered after losing kidney, Trixi Worrack will make her return to racing this weekend; Orica-AIS and Cervélo-Bigla on skipping WordTour events in pursuit of Olympic success; 2015 UCI annual report released; LottoNL-Jumbo names Tour long-list; WADA suspends Madrid laboratory accreditation; USA Cycling testing for motorized doping; Giant-Alpecin adding development program for 2017; Dauphiné stage 3 highlights; Behind the scenes with Team Giant-Alpecin; Bora-Argon 18 altitude training camp; Huff crosses the finish line in style

WADA suspends Madrid laboratory accreditation

by CyclingTips

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced that it suspended the accreditation of the Laboratorio de Control de Dopaje in Madrid. The suspension, which takes effect immediately, prohibits the Laboratory from carrying out any WADA-related anti-doping activities.

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The decision is a direct result of the WADA Foundation Board’s 19 March decision to declare the Spanish Anti-Doping Agency (AEPSAD) non-compliant.

According to the statement, “69% of the samples analyzed by the Laboratory were received from AEPSAD. The Laboratory’s accreditation must be suspended until AEPSAD is declared compliant.”

This follows the most recent suspension of the South African anti-doping laboratory by WADA in May, and four other WADA-accredited laboratories to be sanctioned in the past year. Laboratories in Lisbon and Beijing are also under suspension, and the Moscow laboratory lost its accreditation entirely.

Spain’s other laboratory in Barcelona (Fundació Institut Mar D’Investigacions Mèdiques – IMIM) has maintained its accreditation. There are currently on 30 WADA-accredited labs in good standing worldwide.

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