Franck Vandenbroucke was in Belgium for medical treatments, he said, and offered to stop by the police station, as he heard they wanted to talk to him about the Ferdy Robyns case. "I knew that man as a nutritional supplier at Cofidis, when I rode for that team. He claims to have given me two ampules that contained the prohibited product testosterone in 1999. I deny that I ever received them," the Acqua&Sapone rider said.
Interviewed by Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws, VDB went on to say that he was at home on Tuesday night and did not spend the night in a cell, as reported earlier. He is considering filing a complaint for defamation for various media articles that have appeared concerning the incident.