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Bouyer files suit against UCI, WADA

Former Bouygues Telecom rider Franck Bouyer has filed suit against the UCI and the World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) after the agencies repeatedly denied his request for a therapeutic use exemption for the narcolepsy drug Modafinil. The suit, which was filed in a court outside Paris, charges that the agencies are preventing him from working, according to L'Equipe.

The 33-year-old suffers from narcolepsy, had doctor's reports to support his diagnosis and medical need for the drug, without which he cannot race. WADA code prohibits the drug in competition, lending no possibility to a therapeutic use exemption.

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