The World Anti-Doping Agency and cycling's governing body have agreed to work together on an investigation of the sport's doping past that will include inviting Lance Armstrong to testify before the joint commission.
The agreement with the UCI gave WADA something to show for the behind-the-scenes discussions at its World Conference on Doping in Sport.
Concerns over two major track countries, Jamaica and Kenya, are still on the agenda at WADA's four-day summit.
Providing little detail of the commission and its mandate, WADA and the International Cycling Union said in a joint statement late Wednesday that they have agreed to ''the broad terms under which the UCI will conduct a commission of inquiry into the historical doping problems in cycling.''
The agreement followed a private meeting between new UCI President Brian Cookson and WADA President Johan Fahey at the conference in Johannesburg.
''They (Cookson and Fahey) further agreed that their respective colleagues would cooperat...