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Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE's)

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04 May 2018 11:19


TUE validity and recommended review process
The initial TUE request must include details of the onset, investigation and
diagnosis of the condition, with supporting documentation from a specialist in the
management of diabetes, or a unit specializing in the management of diabetes. It
is recommended that an initial TUE is granted for 12 months. After 12 months, the
TUE should be reviewed (with documentation obtained from the General
Practitioner and the specialist, or specialist unit) and a further TUE granted for 10
. Thereafter, the TUE should be reviewed every 5 years, following receipt of
the documentation listed above.
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04 May 2018 11:34

samhocking wrote:Sorry thought you were discussing the number of TUEs UCI granted annually. For athletes requiring life-long TUE, the initial TUE (a new pro) is typically granted for 12 months by UCI, then renewed for 10 years the next year with a medical review every 5 years. Therefore 15 TUEs might only see a renewal once or twice in the whole career of a Novo Nordisk rider and wouldn't skew the figures much at all. Most would be carried over from when they were lower level athletes anyway, so not even renewed by UCI in most riders international careers.

That's only for Diabetes. Asthma is usually 1 year, then four years, with a review every year. The problem is whether the renewal counts towards the statistics and what can be renewed and when.

There are further problems. If a rider has previously had a TUE for prednisolone and required it again for the same condition does this fall under new or renewal?

It all means there's no way the UCI number can be taken at face value.
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04 May 2018 12:28

Renewal of an existing TUE would not coincide with a riders desired race if they wanted to abuse the TUE system though like Westra. There's very few banned substances that are granted under TUE anyway. Therefore all riders abusing TUE today by faking injury would be included in UCI's annually granted TUE figure because only UCI can grant those international athletes the TUE anyway.
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