Cookson: Rider fatigue at Tour de France shows doping controls work

In an interview with AFP, UCI president Brian Cookson has said that the levels of fatigue felt by the riders at this year’s Tour de France is proof that doping controls are more effective. The 2015 Tour de France was one of the toughest in recent years with seven high mountain stages, four of which were packed into the final week. A total of 160 riders completed the race, which is lower than the average of 165 in recent years – eight pulled out in the final four stages before Paris.

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