- Jun 19, 2009
It is not WADA who selects the laboratory (remember WADA have nothing to do with testing, they only set the standards).Publicus said:Exactly. My only problem with WADA is that, at least as it relates to a single event (multi-day races; GTs), they should use the same lab throughout so that all of the riders are treated equally, or at a minimum, make sure that advances in techniques in one lab are shared with all of the other labs to ensure that a positive at one lab is a positive at ALL WADA accredited labs.
For the Tour, the French Cycling federation were in charge of testing and selecting the laboratory, in this case Lausanne.
The UCI contacted the Cologne lab to do additional testing on target test samples to complement the Lausanne lab and as said in the IO report:
..... the UCI expected that the analyses conducted by the Cologne Laboratory would complement those performed by Lausanne Laboratory and that a focus should be placed on the analysis of new substances and/or methods drugs and/or with new analytical methods in use by the Cologne laboratory.