Verbruggen refutes claims made in Dutch paper

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The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) has issued a statement on behalf of its former president Hein Verbruggen refuting statements printed in Dutch paper De Telegraaf.

In a piece titled No Evidence Against Armstrong, the paper printed a quote directly attributed to Verbruggen saying that Armstrong had never tested positive and there was no trace of evidence. Something Verbruggen has denied. "I vehemently protest against the article in De Telegraaf of Thursday morning by Raymond Kerckhoffs and Hans Ruggenberg."

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Simon Richardson
Magazine editor

Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. He fell in love with cycling 1989 when watching the Tour de France on Channel 4, started racing in 1995 and in 2000 he spent one season racing in Belgium. During his time at CW (and Cycle Sport magazine) he has written product reviews, fitness features, pro interviews, race coverage and news. He has covered the Tour de France more times than he can remember along with two Olympic Games and many other international and UK domestic races. He became the 130-year-old magazine's 13th editor in 2015.