Former ADR soigneur Freddy Sergant and his wife Monique have been released from custody in Gradignan, France. The Belgian couple had been held since January 2005, when they were found in possession of the dangerous drug mixture called "pot belge" in Cahors, and arrested together with more than 20 other persons all thought to be involved in a Franco-Belgian drug trafficking ring, including three ex-professional riders.
Sergant and his wife, who have been reported by Belgian media to have earned €300,000 in the doping network thought in place since 2002, were the last of the arrested persons to be released, but they are still under judicial control. The couple's lawyer told Sporza that their role in the traffic was "only minor". The trial of the 'Cahors affair' is expected to be held in Bordeaux this year.