The UCI recently published the list of riders who must report their whereabouts at all times, but not everyone understands why these riders are on the list, not even those named. "The reason for this publication is not entirely clear to me," said Jens Voigt of CSC, who is on the list.
"Maybe the federation is just trying to improve its image," Voigt told the dpa press agency. "I don't have any problem with the fact that I am on the list. As a rider in the top 100, I am in the test pool anyway. But I would find it better if all 600 ProTour riders were on the list. After all, we all ride the same races." He said that he has had four unannounced out-of-competition tests this year, and a total of "50 to 55" tests, including those at races and the internal controls by the team.
"The increase in the number of antidoping controls and the openness are good," said Rolf Aldag, directeur sportif for T-Mobile Team. "But the real reasons must be explained. The appearance on the list does not have to do with being suspected of doping," he noted. "For example, our sprinter Gerald Ciolek is on the list because of the title he won in Salzburg last year. All World champions are on the list."