WADA says ketones do not meet criteria to be prohibited

Riders at the 2019 Tour of Oman, which in 2020 takes place just a few days after the conclusion of the new Saudi Tour
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The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has said that ketones do not meet the criteria to be added to the list of banned substances, even though the UCI currently recommends against their use and the Movement for Credible Cycling (MPCC) has called for their prohibition.

A spokesperson for WADA confirmed to Cyclingnews that while ketones have never featured on the agency’s list of monitored products, their use had been discussed by its List Expert Group.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.