De Rooij writes a book

Theo de Rooij, former general director at Team Rabobank, has said that he has written a book which...

Theo de Rooij, former general director at Team Rabobank, has said that he has written a book which will appear at the end of March, describing his experiences in cycling.

De Rooij left his position with the team in August 2007, after Michael Rasmussen was removed from the Tour de France and released from the team after questions about his whereabouts while preparing for the Tour.

While riding last summer, de Rooij, 51, crashed and broke his hip. "I could do nothing for six weeks. I had said more than once that I wanted to put down on paper everything I had experienced in cycling, and my wife said, this is the time to do it."

However, the Dutchman said there would be no spectacular revelations.(SW)

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