UCI President David Lappartient to limit TUE's
Oct 14 2017 01:11 pm CET

UCI President David Lappartient to limit TUE's
UCI President David Lappartient to limit TUE's
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UCI's president David Lappartient has stated that he wants to introduce a full ban on some substances that currently can be used with Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs).

Among other things, the Frenchman is looking at corticosteroids, which include drugs like triamcinolone, used by Bradley Wiggins after the 2012 Criterium du Dauphine and just before the Tour de France.

"I would want to put those products on the list of prohibited substances," he said to Belgian website Sporza. "We could improve the approach in cycling for this substances. For example, we could take a rider out of racing for the use of cortisone. It wouldn't be because of a positive doping result, but for the health of the rider."

"We can then impose a temporary ban. For example, the rider would leave racing for 15 days and will return when everything is fine again. I would like to introduce this from the beginning of 2019."

Lappartient had already expressed his desire of having stricter policies regarding the use of substances in cycling and mechanical doping.