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New anti-doping code in Germany

The updated anti-doping code of NADA, the German National anti-doping agency, is valid as of January 1, 2009. The new code will likely be part of the bylaws of the German cycling federation (BDR), as long as it gets approved in the general assembly.

The complete code is now available. Some of the changes include the emphasis on unannounced controls and changes to some of the TUE (therapeutic use exemption) procedures.

Retired athletes can still be tested. The code also added more emphasis on the fact that the identity of a suspected doper should remain anonymous until the B-sample is examined. The code also clarifies the amount of urine needed for A and B sample.

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Based in the southeastern United States, Peter produces race coverage for all disciplines, edits news and writes features. The New Jersey native has 30 years of road racing and cyclo-cross experience, starting in the early 1980s as a Junior in the days of toe clips and leather hairnets. Over the years he's had the good fortune to race throughout the United States and has competed in national championships for both road and 'cross in the Junior and Masters categories. The passion for cycling started young, as before he switched to the road Peter's mission in life was catching big air on his BMX bike.