Riders react to Thomas Dekker book revelations

The revelations in Thomas Dekker’s revealing autobiography has prompted some strong reactions from his former teammates and those mentioned in the book. Michael Boogerd has denied Dekker’s account of the 2007 Tour de France, where the pair shared a room, saying that the book as comes as an ‘unpleasant surprise’. In one section of his book, Dekker details some of the doping practices...
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November 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Thomas Dekker book details doping at Rabobank

In 2013, when Michael Boogerd confessed to doping, detailing his use of EPO, blood transfusions and cortisone for the last decade of his career until he retired in 2007, his former Rabobank teammate and compatriot Thomas Dekker refused to comment. "You can ask anything, but I say nothing," Dekker said at the time. Then, Dekker had already been banned for EPO, confessed to doping...
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November 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Lance Armstrong describes Boogerd suspension as 'Pure. ********.' - News Shorts

Lance Armstrong describes UCI Boogerd suspension as "Pure. ********."   Lance Armstrong has hit out at the UCI after it announced former rider Michael Boogerd had been banned for two years, describing the decision "Pure. ********" in a succinct post on Twitter. The former Rabobank rider admitted to doping in 2013 but a final verdict was only recently reached after a protracted...
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January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Boogerd given two-year suspension for doping

Former rider and directeur sportif Michael Boogerd has been handed a two-year suspension by the UCI for the ‘anti-doping rule violations he committed during his cycling career.’ In 2013 Boogerd admitted to doping for a 10-year period between 1997 and 2007 during an interview on Dutch television. In a press release issued by the UCI today, the UCI confirmed that Boogered’s suspension...
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January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Retired Dutch cyclist Boogerd gets 2-year doping ban

AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) Cycling's governing body has banned former one-day classics specialist Michael Boogerd two years for doping during his career. The UCI gave no details of the retired Dutch rider's agreement to accept a ban running through Dec. 21, 2017. Boogerd was an official with the Dutch second-tier team Roompot Oranje last season but is now suspended from working...
Via Associated Press
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Ex-cyclist Boogerd admits doping

Former professional cyclist Michael Boogerd has admitted doping for a decade during his career. Boogerd says he used the banned blood booster EPO, cortisone and, late in his career, blood transfusions. The confession by one of the Netherlands' most popular riders came in an interview with national broadcaster NOS being aired Wednesday. Several reports had linked the former Rabobank...
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March 06, 2013  |  Discuss

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