CADF confirms anti-doping tests return to normal levels during Tour de France after lockdown

TO WITH AFP STORY IN FRENCH BY STEPHANIE PERTUISETSwiss Laboratory for Doping Analysis Neil Robinson displays the results of a blood sample test in Epalinges near Lausanne on February 25 2009 The International Cycling Union UCI promises weeks ago the first sanctions related to the biological passport but to want to make its new anti doping weapon 100 per cent reliable before the Court of Arbitration for Sport CAS AFP PHOTO FABRICE COFFRINI Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINIAFP via Getty Images
Blood testing at the Epalinges laboratory in Lausanne, Switzerland (Image credit: AFP/Getty Images)

The Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation (CADF) has announced that testing returned to normal levels before racing resumed in late July. 

Back in June, the organisation had confirmed that testing had fallen by approximately 90 per cent during the first two months of the COVID-19 lockdown. Between January and the end of August, the CADF only collected half the samples collected during the same period in 2019, the organisation said.

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