PARIS (AP) — The French Anti-Doping Agency and the International Cycling Union will start working together again during the Paris-Nice race on Sunday.
The UCI said in a statement that its president Pat McQuaid and AFLD president Bruno Genevois will hold a joint press conference on Saturday to reveal the details of their renewed partnership.
The two organizations have been at odds in recent years after Pierre Bordry, a former president of the agency, criticized the UCI's anti-doping program. That resulted in the AFLD being cut out of testing on last year's Tour.
The new cooperation is likely to allow AFLD testers to collect samples, with the Chatenay-Malabry lab performing the tests.
World Anti-Doping Agency chief John Fahey said last month he hoped the UCI and AFLD would work together during the Tour de France in July.