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UCI hits out at Tour de France doping test leak

PARIS (AFP) — The International Cycling Union (UCI) on Thursday criticized the French sports daily L'Equipe for planning to publish results from anti-doping tests taken on the eve of the 2010 Tour de France.

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PARIS (AFP) — The International Cycling Union (UCI) on Thursday criticized the French sports daily L’Equipe for its plan to publish results from anti-doping tests taken on the eve of the 2010 Tour de France.

“The UCI has been informed that the L’Equipe newspaper was going to publish in its edition on Friday a confidential document containing the riders’ individual readings following tests carried out before the start of the 2010 Tour de France,” said the UCI.

“First of all, the UCI deplores that this document has come into the possession of outsiders as it is a single tool on which the antidoping services organise their activity during the race.

“This document was reserved for the UCI and independent experts of the World Anto-Doping Agency (WADA). Such a weakness in the confidentiality is very serious and the UCI will open an inquiry to discover the origin of the leak.”

Before the start of the 2010 Tour de France in Rotterdam, all 198 riders submitted to blood tests.