UCI and WADA coming to terms?

Hein Verbruggen, vice-president of the International Cycling Union (UCI), and Dick Pound, president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), have announced that they had taken advantage of their presence together at the Olympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy, to discuss matters of mutual interest, and that Pound was willing to accept an invitation to visit the UCI’s Swiss headquarters as soon as possible after the Winter Games, "to acquaint himself with the efforts made by the UCI in doping matters and to explore the potential for further and closer cooperation in the future," as the communiqué read.

It further outlined that, "contrary to public statements [Pound] made in September last year, it was not Verbruggen who provided any copy of doping control forms signed by Lance Armstrong during the 1999 Tour de France to the French newspaper L’Équipe."

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