FILE PHOTO: – The 104th Excursion de France biking race – The 103-km Level 21 from Montgeron to Paris Champs-Elysees, France – July 23, 2017 – The peloton passes in the course of the Grand Palais. Image taken July 23, 2017. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
(Reuters) – Samples from the 2017 Excursion de France are being re-tested as government search for a in the past undetectable performance-enhancing substance, Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad reported on Saturday.
“At the foundation of extra data… now we have known the related samples and performed the primary analyses,” a spokesperson for the Biking Anti-Doping Basis (CADF) used to be quoted as pronouncing via Het Nieuwsblad.
The newspaper reported that the re-testing operation is a part of an inquiry into the Aderlass doping affair, which first got here to mild when Austrian police raided the Nordic snowboarding global championships in 2019.
8 skilled riders have since been implicated in that scandal.
Final November, the World Biking Union (UCI) stated it had requested the CADF to investigate samples from the 2016 and 2017 seasons amid the Aderlass affair.
UCI officers weren’t straight away reachable for touch upon Saturday.
Reporting via Julien Pretot; Enhancing via Hugh Lawson