Riders in the UCI RTP are required to provide complete and accurate whereabouts information for each day of the quarter to enable any Anti-Doping Organisation (ADO) to locate the Rider for testing, including but not limited to the 60-minute time slot period.
To assist in the provision of whereabouts information, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has developed ADAMS which is currently available in 17 languages.
More specifically, Riders must supply the UCI with a three-month schedule of their whereabouts information before the commencement of each quarterly period by Filing their Whereabouts on-line into ADAMS. The deadlines for the submission of this information are:
- 15 December at the latest for the period of January, February, March (First Quarter)
- 15 March at the latest for the period of April, May and June (Second Quarter)
- 15 June at the latest for the period of July, August and September (Third Quarter)
- 15 September at the latest for the period of October, November and December (Fourth Quarter)
At a minimum, Riders must include the following information in their whereabouts submission:
- A complete emailing and mailing address where correspondence may be sent to them for formal notice purposes;
- At least one designated phone number that the UCI will use, if necessary, to reach them for testing and notice purposes;
- One daily specific 60-minute time slot between 5 am and 11 pm where they guarantee to be available and accessible for Testing;
- Their overnight residential address for each day. This is the place where Riders will staying overnight (e.g. home, temporary lodging, hotel, etc.);
- Their training schedule;
- Their competition schedule;
- Their travel schedule;
- Any additional information deemed necessary to enable any ADO intending to locate them for Testing.
When filing their information into ADAMS for the upcoming quarter, it is possible Riders do not know their exact whereabouts for each day for the next three months. Nevertheless, they should be sure to meet the filing deadline specified above, and provide the required details for each day to the best of their ability. They should then update their Whereabouts as soon as they become aware of a change.
They should always make updates directly into ADAMS. This can be done on-line or via the ADAMS mobile phone App or via SMS.
Failure to be available at the Whereabouts they specified for the 60-minute time slot without adequate explanation amounts to a Missed Test under the UCI Anti-Doping Rules (ADR). Otherwise, failure to comply with their Whereabouts requirements by Filing their quarterly Whereabouts information by the deadlines without an adequate explanation constitutes a Filing Failure.
If they commit three Filing Failure(s) and/or Missed Test(s) in a 12 month period, this constitutes an Anti-Doping Rule Violation under the ADR, for which the sanction is a ban between 12 to 24 months (first offence) or more (in a case of a second and subsequent ADRV).
Riders may wish to have a third party (e.g. coach or agent) assist them with respect to these whereabouts requirements. That is permitted. However, please note that Riders remain personally responsible for any failure to comply with the ADR.
UCI Professional Road Cycling Teams can assist their Riders by entering their competition details into ADAMS with a specific access granted to the Teams by the ITA.