Rafal Majka denies Lucca investigation links & alleged drug use

The Pole released a strongly worded denial on his Facebook page

Rafal Majka at the 2017 Vuelta a España (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Rafal Majka (Bora-Hansgrohe) says that he has nothing to with the Team Altopack investigation in Lucca, Italy, where wiretaps allegedly revealed a sports director saying he took drugs as an amateur.

The sting last week in central Italy's Tuscany region led to six arrested and 17 placed under investigation. Team Altopack's top brass and extended members were allegedly caught helping their under 23 riders dope with EPO, human growth hormones and opiate-based painkillers.

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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.