Montreal, 28 October 2006 – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) today welcomed the call of the Tour de France organizers for stronger anti-doping efforts during the 2006 Tour.

“We are encouraged by efforts of the Tour de France organizers to establish an enhanced testing program for cycling’s marquis event,” said WADA Chairman Richard W. Pound. “We welcome this opportunity to work with the Tour and UCI to strengthen the testing program to ensure that cheaters are caught and the integrity of both the Tour de France and the sport of cycling is protected.”

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is the international independent organization created in 1999 by the sports movement and governments of the world to promote, coordinate, and monitor the fight against doping in sport in all its forms.

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