French federation doctor criticises blood passport

Armand Mégret, the official doctor of the Fédération Française de Cyclisme (FFC), has released an open letter in response to the planned blood passport, an indirect doping test method scheduled to take effect next season. According to Mégret, the project sealed by the UCI and WADA at an Anti-Doping summit in Paris two weeks ago is still much too vague.

"The World Anti-Doping Agency has imposed a [detection -ed.] method of which we ignore the application modalities, the cost, or the persons that will be tested," Mégret stated. "We don't know if this will be considered a tool in the fight against doping [resulting in suspensions - ed.] or a medical procedure leading to a no-start."

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