Boogerd denies Vandenbroucke's doping claims

Michael Boogerd has laughed off Frank Vandenbroucke's comments that the top five finishers of the...

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.

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