UCI 'closely following' WADA ban on Russia

Russia struggled in the pursuit qualifying
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After the World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) Executive Committee approved plans to institute a four-year global ban on Russia, the UCI has told Cyclingnews it is "closely following" the case. Russia could appeal the sanction to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

"The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) has taken note of the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA's) decision to exclude Russia form the international sporting movement for a period of four years. As a signatory of the World Anti-Doping Code, the UCI is closely following the proceedings for non-compliance and will implement this decision for the sport of cycling once it is final," a UCI spokesperson said.

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Laura Weislo
Managing Editor

Laura Weislo has been with Cyclingnews since 2006 after making a switch from a career in science. As Managing Editor, she coordinates coverage for North American events and global news. As former elite-level road racer who dabbled in cyclo-cross and track, Laura has a passion for all three disciplines. When not working she likes to go camping and explore lesser traveled roads, paths and gravel tracks. Laura specialises in covering doping, anti-doping, UCI governance and performing data analysis.