Following an internal audit of its anti-doping program, the International Cycling Union (UCI) has announced it will begin taking steps to strengthen its efforts in controlling the use of banned substances within international cycling.

The Institute of National Anti-Doping Organisations (iNADO) conducted the audit, which reviewed UCI’s test distribution planning, training and accreditation of doping control personnel, doping control procedures, results management and data security. The overall goal of the audit was to assess the ongoing sustainability UCI’s anti-doping program.

“I would like to thank iNADO for conducting this important audit and for its recommendations to help enhance the effectiveness of the UCI anti-doping program,” said UCI President Brian Cookson. “I was pleased that the audit found that the biological passport program is outstanding and that results management is excellent. The UCI will now make the necessary changes to policies, structures and procedures in order to further improve the program and ensure compliance with the 2015 World Anti-Doping Agency code.”

UCI has not yet announced details of any coming changes to its anti-doping program.