Ponferrada, Spain. (www.uci.ch).- The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Management Committee has agreed a number of important decisions following a two-day meeting held in conjunction with the 2014 UCI Road World Championships in Ponferrada, Spain.
In order to further improve UCI’s anti-doping processes, the 14 member Management Committee proposed the establishment of an Anti-doping Tribunal to deal with cases involving international athletes, instead of these disciplinary proceedings being delegated to National Federations. The tribunal would be made up of judges specialized in anti-doping, fully independent of the UCI, with the aim to provide all top level athletes with the same consistent process and a clear, short timetable. This should ensure consistency and uniform quality in the decisions, significantly reduce the number of cases that go to CAS on appeal and lift the operational burden from the National Federations.