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UCI Anti-doping coordinator replaced

By Susan Westemeyer

The coordinator of the UCI's anti-doping program, Christian Varin, is leaving his post after five years. He will be replaced by Anne Gripper, the former director of the Australian anti-doping agency. UCI spokesman Enrico Carpani confirmed the change, and emphasized that Varin's departure was in no way related to the Operación Puerto investigations. Varin will continue to be a consultant to the UCI.