Godefroot denies Telekom doping

"I neither organized nor financed doping in our team," former Telekom Team Manager Walter Godefroot said at a press conference in Gent, Belgium, Tuesday. He denied having encouraged or introduced doping within the team.

The 63 year-old Belgian was responding to charges made by former soigneur Jef d'Hont, who claimed that Godefroot had organized doping, including EPO, at Telekom during the 1990s. Seven riders on the team at that time, including Erik Zabel, have since confessed to using EPO and other doping products, and said that the team doctors were also involved in the scheme.

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