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UCI to hand out biological passports in effort to curb doping

Updated: May 2, 2008, 12:56 PM ET
Associated Press

AIGLE, Switzerland -- The UCI will issue doping passports to 854 professional cyclists who are providing blood and urine samples to build individual profiles.

Cycling's world governing body teamed up with the World Anti-Doping Agency to create the $8 million pilot project funded by race organizers, teams and riders. It requires each athlete to provide a series of blood and urine samples that make up an individual blood and steroid profile.

"We are seeing a major change ...

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