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Vogelzang appointed head of Rasmussen inquiry

By:
Mark Zalewski, North American Editor
Published:
August 04, 2007, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 22:35 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News for August 4, 2007

The former Superintendent of the Utrecht Regional Police, Chef de Mission of the Dutch Olympic team...

The former Superintendent of the Utrecht Regional Police, Chef de Mission of the Dutch Olympic team in Athens, member of the Supervisory Board of the Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB), and delegated supervisory director of Feyenoord NV Peter Vogelzang was appointed to head an independent inquiry into events surrounding Michael Rasmussen and the crisis including his Rabobank team last month in the Tour de France.

The Rabobank Group's executive Board launched the inquiry and directed its focus specifically to look at the process leading up to the crisis, how management and team personnel performed during the process, the Cycling Team's governing structure and division of responsibilities, team policies concerning training and medical guidelines relating to team policy compliance, and how what happened fits in context of the larger realm of international professional cycling. The investigation will look at how legislation and regulations, doping checks, sanctions, and the conduct of various bodies such as the UCI, WADA, National Federations, and ASO may have contributed or influenced the outcome.

Vogelzang will be called upon to present the committee's ultimate findings, conclusions, and recommendations in October.

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