Bjarne Riis knew his CSC team were doping, report suggests

A Danish report into doping in cycling concludes that former CSC manager Bjarne Riis knew about the doping culture in the team and even encouraged it

Bjarne Riis and Tyler Hamilton in 2003 (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

Former CSC manager Bjarne Riis was aware of doping within the team, according to a comprehensive report on doping in Danish cycling, released on Tuesday.

On Monday, one of Riis's former riders Nicki Sorensen admitted that he had used performance-enhancing drugs during his early years at CSC.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.