Yaroslav Popovych and Carlos Barredo top a confidential UCI document leaked to French newspaper L’Equipe ranking 2010 Tour de France riders according to their doping ‘risk’.
The 198 riders are ranked from zero to ten, according to data from the biologicial passport scheme, in order for the UCI and the World Anti-Doping Agency to target ‘suspicious’ for additional testing.
Radioshack rider Popovych and QuickStep’s Barredo were the only riders to receive ten out of ten, while Dennis Menchov (Rabobank), who finished third in the 2010 Tour, scored nine.
A high ranking did not prove that a rider had taken banned substances, according to L’Equipe, while none of the riders with a high rating had tested positive. Alberto Contador remains the only rider to have tested positive during the 2010 Tour.
Race winner Contador, whose clenbuterol case is under appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport, scored five, while Lance Armstrong received a four and Andy Schleck three. Fabian Cancellara was among 49 riders to score zero.
Of the British riders in last year’s Tour Jeremy Hunt, scored seven, Geraint Thomas six, Bradley Wiggins five, David Millar four, Charlie Wegelius three, Mark Cavendish and Steve Cummings two and Dan Lloyd one.
The UCI has condemned the leak, insisting the scoring system was only one tool in the fight against doping.
“The UCI has been informed that the L’Equipe newspaper was going to publish in its edition on Friday a confidential document containing the riders’ individual readings following tests carried out before the start of the 2010 Tour de France,” read a UCI statement.
“First of all, the UCI deplores that this document has come into the possession of outsiders as it is a single tool on which the anti-doping services organise their activity during the race.
“This document was reserved for the UCI and independent experts of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Such a weakness in the confidentiality is very serious and the UCI will open an inquiry to discover the origin of the leak.”
Full list published in L’Equipe
Carlos Barredo, Yaroslav Popovych
8 / 10
David de La Fuente, Jose Ivan Gutierrez, Danilo Hondo, Matthew Lloyd, Iban Mayoz, David Muravyev, Rinaldo Nocentini, Daniel Oss, Kevin Seeldrayers, Konstantin Siutsou, Jurgen Van den Broeck
7 / 10
Jeremy Hunt, Andreas Kloden, Tony Martin, Christophe Moreau, Michael Rogers, Wesley Sulzberger
6 / 10
Linus Gerdemann, Christian Knees, Egoi Martinez, Francesco Reda, Alessandro Petacchi, Mauro Santambrogio, Geraint Thomas
5 / 10
Alessandro Ballan, Matti Breschel, Alberto Contador, Cyril Gautier, Iniaki Isasi, Serguei Ivanov, Vladimir Karpets, Alexandr Kolobnev, Kartsen Kroon, Steve Morabito, Benjamin Noval, Jose Joaquin Rojas, Niki Sorensen, Alexandre Vinokourov, Bradley Wiggins
4 / 10
Pierrick Fedrigo, Janez Brajkovic, Bernard Eisel, Cadel Evans, Lance Armstrong, Juan Manuel Garate, Andrei Grivko, Jesus Hernandez, Ignatas Konovalovas, Sebastian Lang, Levi Leipheimer, David Millar, Daniel Moreno, Serge Pauwels, Manuel Quinziato, Luke Roberts, Samuel Sanchez, Christian Vandevelde, Nicolas Vogondy
3 / 10
Ivan Basso, Grega Bole, Bret Bookwalter, Dimitri Champion, Gerald Ciolek, Rui Costa, Damiano Cunego, Maura da Dalto, Francis de Greef, Kevin de Weert, Markus Eibegger, Imanol Erviti, Tyler Farrar, Fabio Felline, Juan Antonio Flecha, Maxim Iglinskiy, Vasili Kiryienka, Roman Kreuziger, Mathieu Ladagnous, Robbie McEwen, Maxime Monfort, Sergio Paulinho, Joaquin Rodriguez, Andy Schleck, Chris Anker Sorensen, Sylvester Szmyd, Paolo Tiralongo, Amets Txurruka, Johan Van Summeren, Gorka Verdugo, Charles Wegelius
2 / 10
Eros Capecchi, Mark Cavendish, Steve Cummings, Rémy Di Gregorio, Duran, Mathias Frank, Oscar Freire, John Gadret, Francesco Gavazzi, Vladimir Gustov, Thor Hushovd, Christophe Kern, Thomas Lovkvist, Sebastien Minard, Daniel Navarro, Grischka Niermann, Stuart O’Grady, Ruben Perez, Christophe Riblon, Thomas Rohregger, Luis Leon Sanchez, Carlos Sastre, Frank Schleck, Simon Spilak, Bram Tankink, Stijn Vandenbergh, Benoit Vaugrenard, Jens Voigt, Eduard Vorganov
1 / 10
Marcus Burghard, Sandy Casar, Anthony Charteau, Sylvain Chavanel, Julian Dean, Michael Delage, Martin Elmiger, Johannes Frohlinger, Jakob Fuglsang, Robert Gesink, Xavier Florencio, Adam Hansen, Ryder Hesjedal, George Hincapie, Andreas Klier, Robert Kulge, Alexandr Kuchinsky, Daniel Lloyd, Mirco Lorenzetto, Martijn Maaskant, Aitor Perez, Alan Perez, Jérôme Pineau, Ruben Plaza, Alexander Pliushin, Marten Tjallingii, Rafael Valls, Marten Wynants
0 / 10
Mario Aerts, Yukiya Arashiro, Stéphane Augé, Michael Barry, Francesco Bellotti, Alberto Benitez, Edvald Boasson-Hagen, Lars Boom, Maxime Bouet, Pavel Brutt, Fabian Cancellara, Manuel Cardoso, Dries Devenyns, Samuel Dumoulin, Julien El Fares, Simon Gerrans, Anthony Geslin, Bert Grabsch, Chris Horner, Robert Hunter, Kristjan Koren, Brett Lancaster, David Le Lay, Christophe Le Mevel, Andreas Malori, Koos Moerenhout, Amael Moinard, Lloyd Mondory, Damien Monier, Juan Jose Oroz, Rémi Pauriol, Mathieu Perget, Gregory Rast, Mark Renshaw, Nicolas Roche, Jurgen Roelandts, Pierre Rolland, Anthony Roux, Jérémy Roy, Mathieu Sprick, Rein Taaramae, Sebastien Turgot, Niki Terpstra, Brian Vanborg, Jurgen VandeWalle, Ivan Velasco, Thomas Voeckler, Fabian Wegmann, David Zabriskie