The Amica Chips-Knauf team was removed from the list of invited teams for Paris-Roubaix after the race organisers learned the squad was not listed by the UCI as participating in the biological passport program, AFP reported Friday. Taking part in the anti-doping system is required for entrance to all ProTour and World Calendar races.
The International Cycling Union (UCI) released a complete list of teams participating in the passport program on Friday.
According to the UCI, in order to participate in the program, teams "must have paid the required financial contribution and all of their riders must provide reliable information regarding their whereabouts".
Only three Professional Continental teams failed to enrol in the passport system: Amica Chips-Knauf, the team of former world champion Igor Astarloa and Leonardo Bertagnolli, Elk Haus and Patrick Sinkewitz' PSK Whirlpool-Author team.