LottoNL-Jumbo expels three riders indefinitely for possessing sleep medication

Juan José Lobato, Antwan Tolhoek and Pascal Eenkhoorn were sent home from a training camp for having the non-doping related product

Antwan Tolhoek of LottoNL-Jumbo (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Dutch team LottoNL-Jumbo have sent three of their riders home for possessing sleep medication not sanctioned by the team.

The product, not identified in the team's release on Wednesday night, is not a banned substance, but was being used by the riders without it being provided or used by the team. LottoNL described it as a 'serious violation' of their strict regulations.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

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