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Tosh Van der Sande freely in dopingzaak

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Tosh Van der Sande freely in dopingzaak

The international cycling union (UCI) considers are ‘different test’ on prednislone not as a dopingovertreding and every effort, no matter the rider.

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Cycling

Tosh Van der Sande freely in dopingzaak

The international cycling union (UCI) considers are ‘different test’ on prednislone not as a dopingovertreding and every effort, no matter the rider.

BrusselHet good news reached the lawyers Maeschalck and Kristof De Saedeleer yesterday by letter: the ‘Unité Antidopage ” of the UCI let officially know that it is not a case to pursue against Tosh Van der Sande. Thus, the rider can be completely laundered.

When Lotto-Soudal the news about the abnormal test result brought out, argued the rider immediately that it was a “material mistake”. He had during the six days of Ghent on the form the wrong nasal spray specified. Van der Sande (28) used two by each other – Mometasone and Sofrasolone – but added to the control only the first product. Mometasone contains no prednisolone and an increased concentration of that substance, and is therefore not explained. Sofrasolone. Van der Sande argued that he is “in the hectic life of the award ceremony” the two names by each other.

The UCI can find that version of the facts credible. In favor of the rider would certainly have argued that the detected amount of prednisolone – a corticosteroid – is very low, and therefore, in accordance with an intake via nasal spray.

“I have always believed in my innocence’

Tosh Van der Sande

Lotto-Soudal

“I’m very happy and relieved that I no longer persecuted’, responds Van der Sande. “I’m also always in my innocence, to continue to believe. It was also something banaals. Agree, I made a mistake with the names of those two products to be confused, but to me for it to suspend? That the pronunciation of there as fast came, suggests to me that the UCI also, but banal thought.’

End good, all good for Van der Sande? Yes, in the sense that the case all the way of the job. But the reputation damage is of course irreversible. For the good order: the rider is not officially caught doping, as he now also not acquitted. The different test is never an official thing. The UCI has the facts weighed and judged: no dopinginbreuk. In fact, it is such as in the case of Froome: officially we were not informed about the different test. Why we know? Because Lotto-Soudal, the news themselves brought out and the rider immediately in a non-active enabled. The team refers to the rules of the MPCC, the movement for credible cycling where the team is connected.

Sure that the camp Van der Sande that process of the team is not on price, but on the other hand, there are also no wounds. More than likely, Lotto-Soudal, the incurred loss of salary offset. ‘The team had this indoors, but I take them nothing is amiss. In these times you have with such things, also just to be transparent, ” says Van Der Sande. “I am even more than the recent years, motivated to perform. Perhaps these relief for me, however, that extra percentage that I the past few years, still missed.’ (jpdv, bvc)

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