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Cycling union considers offering amnesty to admitted dopers

Updated: June 1, 2007, 11:20 AM ET
Associated Press

COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- The International Cycling Union is considering an amnesty for riders who admit to doping, hoping to encourage more confessions in an effort to clean up the sport.

Despite a string of recent confessions from prominent riders -- including 1996 Tour de France winner Bjarne Riis -- UCI anti-doping manager Anne Gripper said she doubts more confessions will come unless the cyclists are sure they won't be punished.

The UCI received several suggestions for ...

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