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Rabobank releases details of season doping controls

By:
Susan Westemeyer
Published:
June 28, 2009, 13:50 BST,
Updated:
June 29, 2009, 11:59 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, Monday, June 29, 2009

Menchov has undertaken 10% of team's total tests

Rabobank has revealed the number of doping controls undertaken by its riders so far this season. The detailed list shows how many times each rider on the team has been tested and the nature of the test.

Rabobank reported that its riders have under gone a total of 240 doping tests so far this season, all of the tests returning negative results. The Dutch ProTour team published the numbers on its website, rabosport.nl. 

Denis Menchov was the most tested, at 24, and Bauke Mollema was the least tested, only 3 times.

Menchov, who won the Giro d'Italia, has undergone 10 blood tests and 14 urine tests. Next on the list was Stef Clement, with seven of both. The relatively small number of tests undertaken by Mollema is owed to the fact that he has ridden only a small number of races this year due to illness and injuries.

"We promised in January to bring out this data to show transparency," team spokesman Luuc Eisenga told Cyclingnews.  "We show that the riders make a strong commitment, that they are spending time and energy in the battle for a clean and fair sport."

The following is the complete list, with the riders' names followed by the number of blood and urine tests undertaken by each rider, respectively:

Denis Menchov 10 - 14
Stef Clement 7 - 7
Lars Boom 4 - 8
Sébastian Langeveld 5 - 6
Robert Gesink 6 - 5
Juan Manuel Garate 7 - 4
Graeme Brown 4 - 7
Joost Posthuma 4 - 6
Grischa Niermann 6 - 4
Paul Martens 6 - 3
Dmitriy Kozontchuk 6 - 3
Oscar Freire 5 - 4
Juan Antonio Flecha 6 - 3
Nick Nuyens 4 - 3
Pedro Horrillo 5 - 2
Bram de Groot 6 - 1
Maarten Tjallingii 4 - 2
Koos Moerenhout 5 - 1
Tom Leezer 3 - 3
Mathew Hayman 5 - 1
Laurens ten Dam 4 - 2
Kai Reus 3 - 2
Marc de Maar 3 - 2
Jos van Emden 4 - 1
Mauricio Ardila 4 - 1
Pieter Weening 2 - 2
Bram Tankink 3 - 1
Tom Stamsnijder 3 - 1
Rick Flens 3 - 1
Bauke Mollema 2 – 1
 

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