On 20 April 2016, in accordance with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) Operating Guidelines, the independent experts of the Athlete Passport Management Unit* (APMU) in Lausanne, Switzerland, requested further information from Sergio Henao about his ABP values. As per the applicable ABP regulations, the rider’s explanations were sent to the same experts for review. After examination, the independent experts came to the conclusion that there was no basis to proceed further.


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In light of the confidential nature of the information concerned, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and the Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation (CADF) are not in a position to comment further*.

* The CADF, the independent body mandated by the UCI to plan and carry out anti-doping in cycling, handles the management of the ABP in collaboration with the APMU in Lausanne. ABP cases are prosecuted based on the opinion of an independent Expert Panel of the APMU.


MORE ON:      http://www.uci.ch/pressreleases/uci-statement-sergio-henao/

AUTHOR:        UCI (31 May 2016)

SOURCE:        UCI / Press Releases       

PUBLISHED:   22 June 2016


ABP is a sophisticated tool for indirectly evidence of doping in sport and for athletes of average biological parameters with impact on most athletes, but they do not have to pay for those who are in contact with high altitudes and especially for a longer period of time.

It will probably be worthwhile to review these athletes, and it will also be reasonable to consider scientific studies and information on the underlying influence of high altitude and relevant adaptability of the human body for the purpose of setting parameters and mathematical algorithms in evaluating data collected at doping control of athletes.