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CSC antidoping doctor responds to 'irregularities'

By:
Mark Zalewski in Malibu, California
Published:
May 18, 2007, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 22:24 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News for May 18, 2007

Dr. Rasmus Damsgaard, the physician in charge of Team CSC's aggressive antidoping programme...

Dr. Rasmus Damsgaard, the physician in charge of Team CSC's aggressive antidoping programme responded today to reports that two rides on the team had shown 'irregularities' in their blood tests.

"Due to various misunderstandings in recent media outlets, I feel the need to clarify a number of things. It has been reported, that two riders have shown abnormal values in their test results and due to this, [and] these two riders were under special observation. This is completely false. All values showing even minimal fluctuations have been followed up by further rigorous out of competition tests. These tests have all shown negative results and all variations in the values can be considered physiological and perfectly normal."

Damsgaard went on to announce that they will soon release the results of the 400 tests taken as part of the program to date.

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