Rabobank's cynical regime of doping still has the power to shock

Depth of the Rabobank team's doping practices is revealed in testimonies given during Geert Leinders investigation

Michael Rasmussen and Rabobank team-mates during the 2007 Tour de France

(Image credit: Watson)

The measures that the former Rabobank team took to dope its riders, and conceal the use of banned substances, has been revealed in testimonies given during Dr Geert Leinders' doping investigation.

Former Rabobank riders Michael Rasmussen and Levi Leipheimer both gave testimonies as part of the investigation into Leinders' activities in the team between 1996 and 2009. It resulted in Leinders receiving a lifetime ban.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.