Stuttgart promises tough anti-doping measures

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3 August 2007, Stuttgart (dpa) - The cycling world championships will go ahead as planned next month after all parties involved promised a tough fight against doping, local organizers said on Thursday.

3 August 2007

Stuttgart (dpa) - The cycling world championships will go ahead as planned next month after all parties involved promised a tough fight against doping, local organizers said on Thursday.

"The city is available as host. There is a chance for a turnaround in cycling," said Susanne Eisenmann, head of the championship organizing committee and mayor for sports of Stuttgart.

The world championships are scheduled for September 25-30.

There were calls to hand back the event to the ruling body UCI after a recent series of doping affairs in the sport.

But everyone involved, from the ruling body UCI to the German and World Anti-Doping Agency, have signed a so-called anti-doping declaration in which an unprecedented amount of doping tests are to be carried out, out-of-competition and at the championships.

DPA

Subject: German news

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