AIGLE, Switzerland -- The International Cycling Union has signed a partnership with Antidoping Switzerland to help it combat doping.
As part of the agreement, the UCI and Antidoping Switzerland will share information collected about riders who are part of the biological passport program, as well as collaborating about their anti-doping programs.
On Friday, UCI president Brian Cookson said, "It is a strong sign that anti-doping is at the heart of our activities. It is our responsibility to work in close collaboration with the main players in the anti-doping fight to ensure that our program is as robust and efficient as possible."
The UCI, together with the Cycling Anti-doping Foundation, have similar deals with national anti-doping organizations in the United Kingdom, Canada, Norway and Flanders.