No case against Jaksche

Team CSC announced yesterday that they have decided not to take legal action against Jörg Jaksche,...

Team CSC announced yesterday that they have decided not to take legal action against Jörg Jaksche, who had maintained that Bjarne Riis was aware of doping on the team during the time Jaksche was part of it.

After the allegations implied in Jörg Jaksche's doping confession in the German news magazine Der Spiegel, Team CSC had been considering taking up legal action against him. As press officer Brian Nygaard said back then, "these are very, very serious allegations, which we are taking very seriously. It is one thing for Bjarne Riis to go out and talk about his past, but this doesn't mean that anyone can say what they want without any further consequences." Jaksche was not really scared by this and simply answered, "If anyone likes to sue me, they can just go ahead."

Henrik Schlüter, who is chairman for the company behind Team CSC, Riis Cycling A/S, told Danish news agency Ritzau that "We have been in contact with a German lawyer who has specialised in matters like this. And their assessment of the situation is that the way the article in Der Spiegel was written, it was written by a lawyer and it was written just within the limits. Their assessment of our possibilities of winning a case is not very promising."

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