Team Sky stands by Servais Knaven after re-emergence of doping claims

Mail on Sunday report alleges that current Team Sky sports director Servais Knaven doped during his time as a professional rider

Servais Knaven

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Team Sky has stood behind its sports director Servais Knaven, who is leading Bradley Wiggins though the classics, after doping claims re-emerged.

The Dutchman and former Paris-Roubaix winner took EPO and other drugs at the 1998 Tour de France, according to documents reported on by the Mail on Sunday. If true, Sky would have to fire Knaven based on its internal zero-tolerance policy that saw it jettison several staff members after the 2012 season.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.