Wellington, Oct 0: The International Cycling Union has ordered an audit of its own anti-doping operations and discussed how to investigate the governing body’s links to Lance Armstrong as newly elected president Brian Cookson chaired his first management committee.
According to Stuff.co.nz, Cookson announced in a statement the meeting was an important moment for the UCI as they put in place a number of measures to restore trust.
After long-standing claims that the UCI was complicit in protecting Armstrong and his Tour de France-winning teams from scrutiny, Cookson has pledged to create an independent anti-doping unit in 2014, the report said.
The UCI said that Cookson’s management team agreed a full audit of the systems and controls currently employed by the body’s anti-doping operations to ensure they are working efficiently.
Armstrong is still a factor for the new UCI leadership, which will investigate the old regime defeated in an election last month, the report added. (ANI)