Team Sunweb riders to be subject to additional independent drugs tests in 2018

Internal anti-programme to be independent and carried out by Dutch anti-doping authority

Sunweb at the World Championships men's team time trial 2017 (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Riders on Team Sunweb will be subject to additional anti-doping tests after the team's title sponsor invested in a new independent anti-doping programme for the 2018 season.

Announced at the team presentation in Germany, the new programme will be funded by Sunweb (the travel company which sponsors the cycling team) but carried out independently by Dopingautoriteit, the national anti-doping agency of The Netherlands.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.