Pierre Bordry resigns as France’s Anti-Doping chief

Pierre Bordry resigns as France’s Anti-Doping chief

The recent development in case of the French anti-doping agency states of resigning of Pierre Bordry, chief of the Agence Française de Lutte contre le Dopage (AFLD).

Bordry known to be an outspoken man who fidgeted with the, International Cycling Union (UCI) in recent years, concerning both methods of how the tests are being conducted.

AFLD was in charge for collection and keeping a tab of riders data at the 2008 Tour de France; many of the high profile riders were tested positive, and is sited to have been using CERA, the new third-generation EPO.

It was alleged that the two bodies shared responsibility at the 2009 Tour; soon after the race AFLS came out as a report, which condemned UCI on the count and also accused for supporting the Astana team of race-winner Alberto Contador and third-place Lance Armstrong.

Since the release of this report UCI hindered AFLD to get into the testing at the 2010 Tour; a mutual understanding was cemented soon after which the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) stepped in.

The French sports daily l'Equipe reports, "It has been frustrations over often stormy negotiations with the French Ministry of Health over the AFLD budget that has caused him to offer his resignation. Relations have been especially strained as the ministry objected to Bordry's speaking to the media over the apparent reduction in funding."

Meanwhile many senior associates are worried about the future happenings and have doubts over agency's ability to enforce the French anti-doping law of April 2006 in future.


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