Former Rabobank rider Michael Boogerd banned for historical doping offences

Michael Boogerd is banned for two years having admitted doping throughout his career with Rabobank

Michael Boogerd (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Michael Boogerd, winner of the 1999 Amstel Gold Race, has been banned from cycling for two years by the UCI after admitting historical doping offences.

In an interview in 2013, the former Rabobank rider said he had used EPO, blood boosters and cortisone throughout his career between 1997 and 2007, including when he beat Lance Armstrong in the 1999 Gold Race.

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.