Strict Doping Tests Issued to Cyclists at the Tour of Costa Rica

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    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The stage winner, the leader and two randomly selected runners must go every day for the drug tests, which are conducted under the highest standards of quality, a fact that has satisfied the UCI International Commissaire, Ludwig Johannsen.

    Johannsen has extensive background on the subject of doping, because the country has seen many tournaments for mountain biking and cycling.

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    Him and a group of nine people, including Dr. Cristian Moraga, of the National Commission, meet in a camper where cyclists must go through the tests.

    Cyclists go through several steps in the time of testing. The first is an interview with Johannsen, then placed with the health services, where a manager observes the urine deposit into the container, all protocols of which are attached to the ICU.

    The doping team then closes the container and delivers it to those responsible for sending the container to a lab in Montreal, Canada where the sample is analyzed.

    In the Tour of Costa Rica last year, participants Paulo Vargas, Pablo Mudarra, Allan Morales and Steven Villalobos tested positive.

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