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UCI hail tramadol testing programme a success as results come back negative

Almost three months after the UCI implemented their ban on the pain medication tramadol, the governing body says that it has undertaken over 100 tests across multiple events with all coming back negative. According to a press release issued by the UCI on Wednesday, a total of 143 tests were taken on 117 riders. The tests, which were performed at 11 unspecified WorldTour events, were predominantly done following the race/stage. It was done separately to the usual post-race anti-doping procedures and involved taking a small amount of blood from the rider's fingertip.