UAE Team Head of Medicine defends Tour de France leader Pogacar’s stance on anti-doping controls

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Tadej Pogacar of UAE Team Emirates at the start of stage 15 in Ceret (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

UAE Team Emirates Head of Medicine Jeroen Swart has defended Tour de France leader Tadej Pogačar’s stance on anti-doping controls after the UAE rider argued that he did enough tests to silence those who doubted his performance. 

In a press conference last week, Pogačar discussed how he handled any suspicious questions about his superiority as a racer in the Tour by saying, “I think we have many controls.”

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.