UCI to re-test samples from 2016, 2017 in light of Operation Aderlass information

Blood samples in doping control
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The UCI announced on Wednesday it would go ahead with re-analysis of anti-doping controls taken in 2016 and 2017 in light of new information and documents from the Austrian authorities involved the 'Operation Aderlass' investigation.

The scandal erupted in February 2019 when authorities raided the Nordic Skiing world championships and uncovered evidence of a blood doping ring. They uncovered 40 blood bags stored in Erfurt, Germany in a garage linked to former Milram doctor Mark Schmidt.

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