Maximize Europe bvba is suing Iljo Keisse for claiming that its food supplements contained the forbidden product for which he tested positive.
At his hearing earlier this month, Keisse's attorney Johnny Maeschalck claimed that the HCT was in the ZMT food supplement supplied by Maximize, which sponsors Keisse's former team, Topsport Vlaanderen.
The company had its products tested by several independent laboratories, and no trace of HCT was found. In a press release, Maximize also claimed that Aminolabs, which produces the supplement, has never bought or otherwise obtained HCT, so that there is no possibility of contamination.(SW)