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Cycling Union Reveals Anti-Doping Program


The International Cycling Union (UCI), the sport's world governing body, has issued its new anti-doping program that will include target testing and blood profiling to prevent cheating.

The UCI plan, called "100 Percent Against Doping" was revealed Friday in Paris. UCI President Pat McQuaid says riders or teams suspected of doping will be targeted to reduce the chance of cheaters escaping detection.

McQuaid says the program also will use scientific profiling to spot sudden or noticeable changes in an athlete's endurance, stamina or fitness. Implementing the program will cost more than one-point-three million dollars.

Doping scandals have rocked cycling in recent years with Tour de France winner Floyd Landis testing positive for elevated levels of testosterone. He has denied any wrongdoing and is fighting the charges.

Several former riders, including one-time world champion Johan Museeuw and U.S. Postal team rider Frankie Andreu, have admitted to doping.

Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.

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