Michael Boogerd has laughed off Frank Vandenbroucke's comments that the top five finishers of the 1999 Liège-Bastogne-Liège were all equally doped.
"If I had used the same thing (that Vandenbroucke had used), then I would have won," the former Rabobank rider said.
"It is possible that we used the same thing in 1999, but it would have been a slice of brown bread with cheese," he told DePers.nl. "I haven't taken Vandenbroucke seriously for a long time."
Vandenbroucke said in an interview in a Belgian men's magazine this week that he won 1999 Liège-Bastogne-Liège "honestly, since he and the other top finishers all "rode with the same thing in himself, we fought with equal weapons."
Boogerd finished second in the race.