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Cycling Australia takes a position of zero tolerance toward doping in sport, and works closely with ASADA in Australia and the World Anti-Doping Authority (WADA) internationally to ensure a drug-free environment in athletics, and all sports.

Anti-Doping Policy

To download CA's Anti-Doping Policy effective 1 January 2015, click here.

To download WADA’s World Anti-Doping Code effective 1 January 2015 click here.

To download the significant changes between the 2009 Code & the 2015 Code, please click here.

For questions and answers that tackle some of the most common topics surrounding the Code click here.

No Doping Declaration Policy

Click here for information on Cycling Australia's No Doping Declaration Policy.

 

Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) 

For information or clarification on anti-doping issues, medications or supplements, the prohibited list and Pure Performance education, all enquiries should be made to the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) click here.

The ASADA hotline number is 13 000 ASADA (13 000 27232) or from overseas +61 2 6222 4200. This hotline number is available to provide advice to athletes and athlete support personnel on the status of medications and supplements.

ASADA Online Education

You can access a range of anti-doping education programs online and contribute to protecting our national sporting integrity. CA strongly encourages all its members to complete these courses. To go to the ASADA online courses click here.

2016 Prohibited List

We strongly encourage athletes to ensure that they are acutely aware of the most recent banned lists both here in Australia and around the world.

For further information on WADA lists and other policies visit the WADA website.

2017 Prohibited Lists (Effective 1 January 2017)

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has published the 2017 Prohibited List (the Prohibited List), which will come into effect on 1 January 2017.

The Prohibited List is available on WADA’s website along with a summary of major modifications and Monitoring Program.

Australian Team Doctor, Dr Mark Fisher has summarised the key changes to note in the new list click here to download summary sheet.

All relevant organisations and people involved with cycling including CA, state affiliates, athletes, team managers, medical officials and other support persons MUST be aware of the Prohibited List updates.

It is the responsibility of the athletes to check the status of any medication or substance prior to use. 

As has been the case in past years, the List will be made available as an iPhone app and on other mobile devices effective 1 January 2017.

Check Substances Online

You can now easily check the status of a substance online by going to check the substance on the ASADA website, or by calling 13 000 27232

UCI Anti-Doping Program

For information on the UCI’s Anti-Doping Program click here.

To read the UCI’s Anti-Doping’s Rules and Procedures click here.

Amendments to 'No Needle Policy' effective 5 February 2013

Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE)

For information on Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE) click here.

Asthma Therapeutic Use Exemptions

For information on asthma TUEs including lung function tests and medical files click here.

Whereabouts Information

Article 5.4 of the CA Anti-Doping Policy (ADP) outlines the obligations of athletes, including the provision whereabouts information. In practice, this means timely and accurate information regarding your training and competition programs and your contact details relevant to where you will be located within a given period. The Australian protocols for compliance with this obligation are determined in conjunction with the Australian Sports Anti Doping Authority (ASADA) in accordance with Art 5.4 of the CA ADP; information is required on a quarterly basis by entering your information into the athlete whereabouts online system (ADAMS).

For further information from ASADA on Whereabouts click here.

Supplements

Supplements are not fully regulated in Australia and there is a risk that some supplements may contain ingredients or impurities that could cause a positive test result.  It is impossible to guarantee the safety of these products and the athlete remains ultimately responsible for any and all substances that they consume (or supply).

Cycling Australia Supplements Policy - Updated April 2016

Athlete supplement warning: Higenamine and DMBA – click here 

Report Doping Confidentially

Information on doping or associated suspicious activity is critical in the fight against doping in our sport.  If you have any such knowledge or information you should forward it in confidence to the CEO; or alternatively, you can submit information confidentially and anonymously direct to ASADA via their website, click here.

Retirement and Reinstatement

The CA Anti-Doping Policy (and World Anti-Doping Code) sets out a number of important obligations for elite athletes wishing to retire or subsequently, return to the sport. 

For information of ASADA’s Retirement and Reinstatement including appropriate forms click here.

To download the UCI’s retirement form click here

Sanctions

For information on ASADA ADRV's/Sanctions click here.

For information on UCI ADRV's/Sanctions click here.

Organisations

  • UCI  (Union Cycliste Internationale) - the International body that governs competitive cycling for all disciplines. 
  • ASADA (Australian Sports Anti Doping Authority) - ASADA is the Australian Government Agency responsible for testing, education and advocacy as well as investigation and enforcement. ASADA also incorporates the functions of the Australian Sports Drug Medical Advisory Committee (ASDMAC).
  • WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) - publish and maintains the 'Prohibited List' which is an international standard identifying substances and methods prohibited in-competition, out-of-competition, and in particular sports
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