Parisotto: If UKAD can't stick to its charter then it's not fit for purpose

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A prominent anti-doping expert and one of the founding doctors who helped with the development of the Biological Passport has questioned whether UK-Anti-Doping (UKAD) is fit for purpose after it was revealed that the agency allowed British Cycling to conduct its own internal investigation into a test result that returned traces of nandrolone in late 2010.

According to an extensive report in the Mail on Sunday, UKAD allowed British Cycling to carry out its own investigation in 2011 as the traces of the banned substance were not enough to trigger an anti-doping violation. 

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.