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									                      International Conference on Doping in Cycling

The French Minister of Health, Youth and Sport,
The World Anti-Doping Agency,
The International Cycling Union,

In the presence of
The International Association of Professional Cycling Teams,
The International Association of Cycling Race Organisers,
The International Association of Professional Cyclists,

        Recognising the need for a relentless fight against doping, which represents a
danger to the health of athletes, a breach of sporting ethics and a major risk to sport and its
        Considering that the effectiveness of the fight against this scourge requires
international coordination in order to successfully hunt down cheats,

        Welcoming the staging in Paris of the International Conference on Doping in Cycling
on 22 and 23 October and the quality of the discussions,
        Welcoming the resolve of all those involved in cycling to fight against doping
        Recognising the quality of the actions undertaken in the field by those involved in
cycling, each in his or her area of responsibility,
        Noting, however, the need to strengthen cooperation among all those involved in the
fight against doping,

1. On analytical anti-doping methods

        Consider that anti-doping methods based on methods of direct detection of the use of
doping substances or methods should be continued,
        Consider that current new anti-doping methods, which complement those actions
already carried out, based on the indirect detection of the use of doping substances and
methods, have been scientifically validated and may consequently be implemented as of
        Consider that such methods are based on the analysis of the evolution of individual
biological parameters (blood and urine) and require the appointment of a committee of
independent experts responsible for interpreting the results of the analyses,
        Consider that the implementation of such new methods should be incorporated in the
context of the fight against doping in order to immediately take into account the regulatory
and disciplinary conclusions that might be drawn by the authorities in charge, with a view to
guaranteeing the respect of sporting ethics.

2. On the fight against trafficking

        Consider that the fight against the trafficking of doping substances and methods
constitutes a major undertaking and requires heightened cooperation between the public
authorities and sporting bodies,
        Believe that it would be useful to formalise procedures for the exchange of
information between these actors, in accordance with national legislation, and the athletes

3. On the continued improvement of existing measures

         Consider that the exchanges that took place during these discussions highlighted the
need to continue the work commenced in relation to TUEs, the role of the team doctor and
the rider’s entourage, contractual relations between athletes, teams and organisers, and the
efforts to be undertaken in relation to random out-of-competition tests.

        Consequently agree on the usefulness of implementing an innovative anti-doping
project and the ability of the world of cycling to undertake such a project,
        Believe that such project should eventually be extended to include all disciplines,
        Accept the following guidelines for such innovative project:

1. Implementation, as of January 2008, of the cyclists’ biological passport in order to
   indirectly detect the use of doping substances or methods. As such:

   1.1. As of the end of October 2007, the signatories undertake to establish and sit on a
        working group responsible for defining the logistical and legal conditions of the

   1.2. The signatories undertake to establish a scientific committee made up of experts
        appointed by WADA and the UCI to analyse the results of the biological passport,
        make recommendations and pass these on to the UCI and WADA;

   1.3. The signatories accept the principle of implementation to allow for disciplinary and
        regulatory conclusions (particularly the no start concept) to be drawn in relation to
        such monitoring;

   1.4. The UCI shall gather the necessary basic data for the establishment of the biological
        passport for the ProTeam teams, wildcard teams and other teams on the list to be
        determined by the working group. Such data shall be gathered during the first
        semester of 2008;

   1.5. The UCI shall implement, as of 2008, the necessary regulatory provisions in order to
        draw the sporting and disciplinary conclusions in relation to the results obtained
        through such biological passport and the analyses and recommendations of the
        scientific committee;

   1.6. The cost of such biological passport for 2008 shall be covered by funding that the
        participants undertake to seek;

   1.7. The participants undertake to set up a committee to monitor and evaluate the
        project; such committee shall be made up of signatories and those parties present
        (AIGCP, AIOCC, CPA). The evaluation shall take place in autumn 2008.

2. Formalisation of the procedures for the exchange of information between the public
   authorities responsible for carrying out enquiries in France and the sports movement to
   strengthen the effectiveness of the fight against trafficking.

PARIS, 23 October 2007

Ms Bachelot-Narquin
Minister of Health, Youth and Sport

                                                                         Mr Richard Pound
                                                                  World Anti-Doping Agency

Mr Patrick McQuaid
International Cycling Union

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