UCI to appeal Forde case

The UCI has said it will lodge an appeal against the decision of the Barbados Cycling Federation not to sanction sprinter Barry Forde, who showed a high level of testosterone at the Six Days of Grenoble in October last year. The Barbados Cycling Federation nevertheless dropped Forde from the country's Commonwealth Games team recently in light of the result.

"Having studied the case, the UCI Anti-Doping Commission does not agree with the arguments raised by the Barbados Cycling Federation," said the UCI in a statement. "Consequently, the International Cycling Union will lodge an appeal against this decision before the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne."

If found guilty of a doping offence, Forde faces a ban of four years, as he has already tested positive in the past.

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