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Joachim's oxygen tent sparked raid

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Cycling News
Published:
September 29, 2008, 0:00 BST,
Updated:
April 22, 2009, 19:37 BST
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Latest Cycling News, September 29, 2008
Benoit Joachim admitted of using an oxygen tent, which is not illegal except if you are in Italy

Benoit Joachim admitted of using an oxygen tent, which is not illegal except if you are in Italy

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The Italian police raid on the hotel of the Luxembourg team Friday night was not related to stories...

The Italian police raid on the hotel of the Luxembourg team Friday night was not related to stories associating Fränk Schleck to Dr. Eufemiano Fuentes, but had to do with Benoit Joachim. On his antidoping control, Joachim had indicated that he slept in an oxygen tent, which is not allowed in Italy, according to RTL Luxembourg and sportweek.nl.

It was not immediately clear whether the Astana rider had the tent with him at the World Championships or not. However, the sid press agency claimed that the police removed "several bags" of material from the team's hotel. Twenty policemen were said to be involved in the raid, which lasted eight hours.(SW)

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