Sportradar has partnered with The Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation (CADF), the independent body mandated by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), to bolster the sport’s fight against doping.
The partnership sees Sportradar make its intelligence and investigation services available to CADF for the next two years. CADF will also have access to Sportradar’s unique and extensive expertise, as well as the ability to carry out or assist with certain elements of investigations into potential or alleged breaches of CADF anti-doping rules via dedicated intelligence experts.
Speaking about the partnership, Olivier Banuls, Deputy Director at CADF, commented: “Anti-doping intelligence has been part of our overall strategy since 2015 and through this agreement with Sportradar our capabilities are further strengthened. Information gathered through our intelligence process is at the forefront of our testing strategy and investigations.”
François Marclay, Intelligence Manager, added: “As we have been able to witness earlier this year, we are confident that Sportradar’s services will bring an added-value to our intelligence activities and we look forward to benefiting from their expertise.”
Andreas Krannich, Managing Director of Integrity Services at Sportradar, said: “We are delighted to be providing our Intelligence and Investigation Services to CADF. Intelligence is a vital tool in the modern day fight to uphold sporting integrity and anti-doping efforts are no exception to this.
“Our intelligence unit has already proven adept at handling complex intelligence tasks, including within the anti-doping field and we expect that they will once again produce valuable results in any ensuing investigations of persons of interest within cycling.”