British Cycling and UKAD distance themselves from 'potential wrongdoing' exposed by WADA

(Image credit: UKAD)

British Cycling and UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) have both sought to distance themselves from the 'potential wrongdoing' exposed by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in in relation to a 2011 private testing programme. 

Dubbed 'Operation Echo', WADA's investigation confirmed that British Cycling had conducted a 'study' into supplement contamination, specifically screening for the banned anabolic steroid nandrolone using a non-WADA-accredited laboratory.

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.