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UCI defends doping 'suspicion index'

Updated: May 17, 2011, 3:05 PM ET
Associated Press

GENEVA -- Cycling's governing body pledged Tuesday to find the source who leaked a confidential document ranking cyclists on a scale of doping suspicion, but defended the list as an essential tool in the effort against drug cheats.

UCI president Pat McQuaid said it was "regrettable" the French sports daily L'Equipe had published what it described as an "index of suspicion" grading all 198 riders from last year's Tour de France on a scale from zero to 10.

"I am fully aware of the anger ...

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