Europol ends Bahrain Victorious anti-doping investigation

Spokesperson for the European law enforcement agency says "operational phase of the coordinated action against the use of prohibited substances is over"

Bahrain Victorious team
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The European Union agency for law enforcement cooperation [Europol] has ended its involvement in investigations into alleged doping within the Bahrain Victorious cycling team that took place earlier this year. 

A spokesperson for Europol told Cycling Weekly the agency is no longer involved, the case is now “in the hands of the judiciary” in France.

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Tom joined Cycling Weekly in early 2022 and his news stories, rider interviews and features appear both online and in the magazine. 

He has reported from some of professional cycling's biggest races and events including the Tour de France and the recent Glasgow World Championships. He has also covered races elsewhere across the world and interviewed some of the sport's top riders. 

When not writing news scoops from the WorldTour, or covering stories from elsewhere in the domestic professional scene, he reports on goings on at bike shops up and down the UK, where he is based when not out on the road at races. He has also appeared on the Radio Cycling podcast.