ORICA-GreenEDGE Announces Vance Report FindingsThu 16 May 2013
In October 2012, GreenEDGE Cycling announced that it would implement a range of initiatives to reaffirm its firm stance against doping beginning with a full external expert review of its policies and procedures and a pro-active review of all riders and team members.
The objectives of the review were to:
+ Confirm that ORICA-GreenEDGE’s (OGE’s) anti-doping policies, protocols and recruitment procedures are world’s best practice and are being implemented without exception;
+ Recommend and oversee the implementation of any necessary enhancements.
The review was made by Nicki Vance, a former director of WADA. (More about Nicki Vance can be read here: http://www.nickivanceconsulting.com
As part of the review process Vance interviewed all OGE riders, key staff members and the female riders of ORICA-AIS.
Gerry Ryan, owner of GreenEDGE Cycling, and General Manager Shayne Bannan are scheduled to meet with Nicki Vance in Australia in the coming days to discuss the implementation of the reviews and recommendations of the report. A specific statement will be published on the basis of that.
A summary of the report can be read here: Nicki Vance Report