The Out-of-Competition Testing Program managed by CADF is crucial to ensure that the sport of Cycling and competitors stay on a level playing field. Whereabouts information is an indispensable tool to allow an Anti-Doping Organization (ADO) to locate athletes at any time and to conduct test on a no advance notice basis, which is a key element of an effective anti-doping program.
The UCI Registered Testing Pool (RTP) is the reference pool of riders submitted to the Whereabouts requirements. The RTP is established on certain criteria, including without limitation membership to a UCI WorldTeam or UCI Professional Continental Team, UCI rankings, performances, disciplinary hearing outcomes and other factors determined by the CADF, the UCI and/or the UCI Anti-Doping Commission.
A rider who has been included in the UCI RTP shall continue to be subject to Whereabouts Requirements, including the obligation to provide up-to-date Whereabouts Filing, unless and until:
a) he/she has been given written notice by the UCI that he/she is no longer designated for inclusion in the UCI RTP
b) he/she gives written notice of his/her retirement to the UCI.
An official letter of inclusion is sent to all riders who are included in the UCI RTP. In addition to the explanations related to their obligations as an athlete, the letter also includes information concerning athletes’ whereabouts, therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) and education. To access the Letter of Inclusion, click here.
To access the list of riders included in the UCI RTP, click here:
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:
At a minimum, Riders must include the following information in their whereabouts submission:
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.
Although riders are and remain personally responsible for their whereabouts information, the UCI Teams can assist their riders by entering ADAMS the competitions details (exclusively) via a specific access granted to them by the ITA. Any race information entered by the Team into ADAMS is directly available in the concerned riders’ whereabouts.
These Teams enter the competition information in compliance with the UCI Testing and Investigations Regulations and following the instructions provided in the ITA tutorial: Submitting team whereabouts
In addition, riders may wish to have a third party (e.g. coach or agent) assist them with respect to their whereabouts requirements. This is possible, please contact the ITA Cycling Unit at [email protected] to get third-party access.
That being said, riders must beware of the fact that if they choose to delegate the task of making his/her Whereabouts Filings (and/or any updates thereto) to a third party (team included), the rider remains ultimately responsible at all times for making accurate and complete Whereabouts Filings, whether he/she makes each filing personally or delegates the task to a third party [including the Team]. It shall not be a defence to an allegation of a Whereabouts Failure that the Rider delegated such responsibility to a third party and that third party failed to comply with the applicable requirements (article 5.3.5 of the UCI Testing and Investigation Regulations). For any question concerning the ADAMS access to Teams or other third-party, please contact the ITA Cycling Unit at [email protected].