Lotto-Soudal's Bjorg Lambrecht out of Tour Down Under after Whereabouts confusion

Belgian rider Bjorg Lambrecht will not start Tour Down Under as he did not complete his anti-doping Whereabouts information for relevant period - Updated: UCI says that Lotto-Soudal only registered Lambrecht with them on December 11

Bjorg Lambrecht.

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Lotto-Soudal will start the 2018 Tour Down Under with one rider short after Belgian neo-pro Bjorg Lambrecht was withdrawn from the start list due to confusion over the anti-doping Whereabouts system.

The team explained in a statement on Monday that 20-year-old Lambrecht has not met the Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS) Whereabouts criteria due to signing up to the scheme too late. The system logs the location of a rider so that they can be contacted for anti-doping tests.

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