The CADF has launched a new website ©CADF

The Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation (CADF) has launched a new website to provide "further details on the responsibilities" of the organisation.

According to the CADF, established in 2008 and which is independent from the International Cycling Union (UCI), the platform will enable "all cycling stakeholders, riders, teams, race organisers, as well as media and the general public, to obtain all the necessary information about the CADF, its activities and other practical requirements".

It is hoped the website will improve communications within the CADF and help to allow members of the anti-doping world to follow their activities more closely.

The CADF aims to define and implement the doping control strategy on behalf of the UCI, while they also claim they conduct a comprehensive in and out-of-competition testing programme to detect prohibited substances and methods.

Among the CADF's other key responsibilities are investigating and gathering intelligence, implementing a storage and retesting strategy and training CADF anti-doping officers.

The CADF hope the new website will improve communications ©CADF
The CADF hope the new website will improve communications ©CADF

The launch of the new website comes at an intriguing juncture in cycling's battle with doping within the sport.

Cycling recovered from the Lance Armstrong scandal, where the American rider was found to have doped to win seven consecutive Tour de France events before he was stripped of the titles, and was thought to be one of the leading sports in anti-doping.

But questions have been raised surrounding Team Sky and British Cycling concerning a "mystery package" delivered to Sir Bradley Wiggins at the 2011 Criterium du Dauphine.

Team Sky has since revealed in a letter to the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee that its former doctor Richard Freeman purchased fluimucil in a Swiss pharmacy just two months before it was transported to Sir Bradley.

It is claimed that the package contained fluimucil, a decongestant that is used to treat coughs and sore throats, but elements of the story are still unclear.