The International Cycling Union president says the fight against doping is bearing fruit and the sport's culture has been changing dramatically.
Cycling has been the first sport to introduce a test to detect the banned blood-boosting erythropoietin (in 2001) and created the biological passport in 2008.
Pat McQuaid.says this has prompted a cultural change,
McQuaid says bit by bit, cycling has been changing from a sport which has a doping culture to a sport which has an anti-doping culture.
He says the UCI is seen as a reference in the fight against doping now and cycling is seen in many ways as a pioneer in the fight against doping.