pinit fg en rect gray 20   Jacques de Ciaurriz Dies at 60

jacques de ciaurriz dies at 60   Jacques de Ciaurriz Dies at 60

Jacques de Ciaurriz, head of the Chatenay-Malabry laboratory, has died at age 60. De Ciaurriz is known as a pioneer in the fight against doping in the world of sports, lending a hand in developing a test in the year 2000 to detect the banned blood-booster EPO. This was extremely helpful to the process of ridding sports of doping, and also scaring would-be dopers away from it. “The fight against doping in sport has lost one of its most eminent scientists. Jacques de Ciaurriz was not only a skilled researcher, but also a man willing to share his scientific knowledge with the anti-doping community to help advance the greater cause in the fight against doping in sport,” said WADA chief John Fahey. De Ciaurriz was a chemist by profession and worked as a pharmaceutical researcher and professor at a Paris university prior to being appointed head of the Chatenay-Malabry laboratory in 1997.

Via Velo News.