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UCI, USADA Establish Partnership For Collaborative Testing

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 30 / 16

The Int'l Cycling Union (UCI) and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency announced the establishment of a formal collaborative partnership that will allow for extensive cooperation through the sharing of relevant anti-doping information, intelligence and athlete biological passport data, and participation in j...

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