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Dedecker gives staff member's name

After saying he had information that some 20 people (riders, soigneurs and dealers) were allegedly involved in doping in Belgian cycling, Belgian senator Jean-Marie Dedecker has confidentially given the name of a soigneur to the national cycling federation. The identity of the person, who is not a regular staff member but a freelancer appointed only to some races beyond Belgium's borders, will not be revealed in public, but the federation has taken action to suspend him for the time of the investigation.

Senator Dedecker last week gave his full dossier to Johan Sabbe, a magistrate specialising in drug matters, who is conducting a criminal investigation into the matter.

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