Frank Vandenbroucke continues to have major problems. His name has come up in a drug case being heard in a court in Ieper, Belgium. HLN.be reported that various sources confirm that VDB bought cocaine the beginning of this year.
Investigators in West Flanders have been looking into gang drug dealers, and came across Vandenbroucke's name on the dealers' customer list. The court wants to question Vandenbroucke, who is scheduled to return to Belgium today after a training period in Italy.
Team manager Patrick Stallaert said "I have not yet been informed about this matter, and thus I cannot comment on it. I do not spend all my time with my riders. I have no idea what they are up to in their free time." He added, "What will the team do? We have to wait for the judicial investigation. I can't react based on just a newspaper article. First, I want to find out the truth. Then we can sit down with the team and make a decision with the other sponsors and managers. We don't want to react too hastily."