IPCT supports biological passport

The International Professional Cycling Teams (IPCT) issued a press release on Thursday, reiterating...

The International Professional Cycling Teams (IPCT) issued a press release on Thursday, reiterating their support of the new biological passport for the riders, the UCI's latest anti-doping tool. The 17 ProTour teams represented by the association "expressed once more in a unanimous way their commitment to a unified Anti-Doping programme and participation to the establishment of a biological passport for all riders competing in top events."

But the ProTour teams make it clear they do not want to carry the responsibility alone, saying "for all major competitions (being the 2008 ProTour races and all events that were previously part of the ProTour) [the ProTour teams] can only compete with (Pro Continental) teams whose riders have a biological passport as well."

The organisers of the major competitions have been informed of this decision.

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