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SBD Global/November 5, 2013/Leagues and Governing Bodies

Int'l Cycling Union President Brian Cookson Asks Former Dopers To Come Forward

Riders and managers who have been involved in past doping practices "have been urged to come forward" by Int'l Cycling Union (UCI) President Brian Cookson "so that the sport can draw a line under its troubled reputation," according to Julien Pretot of REUTERS. Reacting to former rider Michael Rasmussen's series of allegations in a book published on Monday, Cookson wrote in an email, "All such allegations and confessions will be looked at by the new Independent Commission and we would urge anyone concerned to bring forward their information to the Commission." Following allegations made by Rasmussen in the book, Canadian Ryder Hesjedal, winner of the 2012 Giro d'Italia, admitted to doping "more than 10 years ago" last Wednesday (REUTERS, 11/4).
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