The UCI experts continue to ignore generally accepted forensic standards for the evaluation of scientific evidence
The UCI experts claim that doping is 'highly likely'. However, that's by far not good enough! The IOC decided many years ago that the certainty should be at least 99.99%. Why? With ~250,000 conventional tests per year, that leads to an innocent athlete being convicted every two weeks - without real defense. That was believed to be an acceptable risk of competing.
The UCI experts are invited to provide a calculation to support their verbal statistical claim ('highly likely'). I'm very confident that it's a mere guess, their personal belief that the rider is guilty. Clearly, such beliefs should never enter an expert opinion.
Dr. Klaas Faber, Independent anti-doping expert and former forensic scientist