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Police seize banned products in raids

 

Belgian police seized banned doping products in raids at homes of riders and trainers of the Quick Step cycling team on Thursday, the public prosecutor's office said.

"Banned products were seized," spokesman Tom Janssen told AFP.

"Around 40 federal police officers took part in the raids, which were carried out in Flanders (in the north) and Wallonia (in the south)."

The Quick Step team were at the centre of doping allegations earlier this year when newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws claimed that a doping culture was allowed to flourish because the team had a mole at the International Cycling Union (UCI), who tipped them off when tests were due to be carried out.

Quick Step, who employ 2005 world champion and one-day specialist Tom Boonen, as well as Olympic and reigning world champion Paolo Bettini, had been plunged into controversy ever since ex-rider Johan Museeuw, a former world champion, admitted that he had doped in his career.

The Belgian team denied the allegations.

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Yup....saw it just now on Cyclingnews.........

 

Could be interesting to see who's house had what furtilizer in it!!  Big%20smile
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Police raid Quick Step homes

By Agence France Presse

This report filed June 7, 2007

Early morning police raids on the homes of Quick Step staff and riders have resulted in the seizure of doping products, a Belgian prosecutors' spokesman said Thursday.

 

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Quick Step is facing a new round of allegations


photo: File Photo

"According to first indications, banned products were seized," spokesman Tom Janssen told reporters. "Around 40 federal police officers took part in these raids, which occurred in Flanders (in the north) and Wallonia (in the south)."

According to Janssen, the probe into Quick Step began last September following claims by Belgian politician Jean-Marie Dedecker that he had the names of three Belgian cyclists who went to Italy for illegal doping treatments.

The Quick Step team was again at the center of doping allegations earlier this year when newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws claimed that a doping culture was allowed to flourish because the team had a mole at the UCI who tipped them off when tests were due to be carried out.

 

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Prosecutors' spokesman Tom Janssen fields questions about Thursday's raids.


photo: Agence France Presse

The newspaper published a series of articles accusing Quick Step team manager Patrick Lefevere of complicity in doping at his team, citing blood-boosting drug EPO and cocaine as the drugs in circulation.

The paper published its accusations through several anonymous sources.

Quick Step, which employs 2005 world champion and one-day specialist Tom Boonen, as well as Olympic and reigning world champion Paolo Bettini, had been plunged into controversy when ex-rider Johan Museeuw, a former world champion, admitted that he had doped in his career.

The Belgian team denied the allegations, and Lefevere claimed that story caused him 20.5 million euros (27 million dollars) in damages, but he has yet to file a suit against Het Laatste Nieuws.

On Thursday Lefevere was still in the dark over the house raids.

"I'm en route for Paris. I don't know anything about this business. I can't really say anything," Lefevere told Belgium's Belga news agency.

The team's sporting director, Wilfried Peeters, added that he had heard news of the raids on the radio.

"I think we can be calm about the outcome of this affair. It's undoubtedly the result of what has been written in a newspaper," Peeters told Belga.

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So... Can you bet online somewhere on who's gonna be allowed to start the tour next month.... This looks like last years exclusions are going to be childs play.... Maybe a TBL rider can win...

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Ooohhh........Gaaattttaaaaaa.......Patttaaaatttta!!!!!

 

Round 2007!!!

 

Why don't they just have a Dopers TDF and then maybe we can see some decent racing action!!!! ( I am, in no way, condoning these actions, but when will it all stop!!)
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 Can?t the police leave these POOR cyclists alone?AngryAngryAngry

Sent them (the police) to good old RS of A, we have a lot of real crime here to sort out.LOLLOLLOLLOL

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You Christie you are  Right THEY ALL DOPE!

But WITH NO DOPE You Will NEVER become

a Real PRO over sea and ride for the Pro Team's

and go on to do the Big Dream Tour de France.....Thumbs%20Up
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Maybe we should have the Tour De France for certified non- dopers and the Tour De  Nigeria for Dopers.Big%20smile

 

 
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Guest Big H

Hulle sal die hele Nigeria moet kom haal as hulle my wil inspect!!!!!!!

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I have the following to say on this subject.

 

They do all dope. There are various things in a cycle race which just do no make much sense to me when watching.

 

All teams have Domestiques who are good riders but definately not the best but somehow these guys manage to go balls to the wall every day. Some of them are definately not renowned climbers and suddenly on "a day" they are able to climb with the best to lead out the teams star rider and only 2km's from the end fall off the back to finish 300th to avoid the dope test.

 

No implications to Simoni, but in this years Giro he looked decidedly gaunt, very similar to what Lance looks like in the Super Sport ad. They just do not look healthy as a cyclist should. I have seen heroin addicts which looked better.

 

I think these guys have a very scientific method of doping their riders to perform on certain days, only problem is sometimes they get it wrong and riders get bust ie. Pretty boy Floyd.
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Geeshhh ! Wat nou ..... ! Die mense dryf my naaa drank ! and here I thought... the 2007 TDF would be better compared to last year. MTB .. less doping k$#%#$k involved... I will be doing this rather..

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