Riders Asked to Sign Anti-Doping Charter



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"The riders who are cheating might hesitate when they see a one-year salary (as a sanction)" The International Cycling Union is threatening riders with fines in an effort to stop doping. The UCI asked all 600 ProTour cyclists to sign an anti-doping charter saying they are not involved in doping and promise to submit DNA samples to Spanish authorities investigating the Operation Puerto. Riders have until July 7 _ the start of the Tour de France _ to sign the document.'The line has definitely been drawn in the sand. We'll have no more rampant doping,' UCI president Pat McQuaid said Tuesday. Read more

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