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Ex-rider Jean-Christophe Peraud joins UCI's Fight against technological fraud

Former rider Jean-Christophe Peraud has joined the UCI as the Manager of Equipment and the Fight against technological fraud

Ex-professional rider Jean-Christophe Peraud who rode extensively for AG2R-La Mondiale has a University Technological Diploma in chemical engineering, Bachelor's and Master's degrees in process engineering and a Diploma in energy and environmental engineering.

Peraud will be in charge of the management of approval of procedures for equipment and clothing used in competition, the management of projects concerning the use of new technologies in cycling events, and the fight against technological fraud.

"Thanks to his solid academic background, his professional career and his experience as a top athlete, he is the ideal person to work, in close collaboration with the UCI Ad hoc Commission, on the modernisation of the current regulations and procedures covering equipment, in particular, those concerning the fight against technological fraud," said UCI president David Lappartient.

"This problematic issue is one of my highest priorities. The credibility of sports results hangs on it. A detailed plan of action in this specific area will be revealed next January."

Peraud also welcomes this new challenge "Recently retired from the peloton, I wanted to continue working for the sport I love," he commented. "The challenge I have been offered today fulfills my wish perfectly. I will invest all my energy, and all my knowledge of and expertise in both engineering and the sport of cycling into this role."

"The UCI already has an effective policy concerning equipment and the fight against technological fraud, but I am convinced that this can still be improved. That is what I will now be working on."

This appointment comes after the announcement of the UCI that it will investigate after claims made by ex-professional Phil Gaimon and others against Fabian Cancellara for mechanical doping.

Ex-rider Jean-Christophe Peraud joins UCI's Fight against technological fraud