New doping control program at CSC

Next year will see ProTour team CSC establishing the "best doping control program world-wide," said team director Bjarne Riis, currently in Spain for the Vuelta. The Dane announced that anti-doping expert Rasmus Damsgaard will be in charge of monitoring the riders throughout next season.

"He won't be with us all the time," said Riis. "But he will create a form of documentation which will show that we ride clean anytime. We will not change anything about the team's management, but we will be able to prove, without a doubt, that we are clean."

Other teams, whose riders have been implicated in the Spanish doping scandal around doctor Eufemiano Fuentes, are completely re-structuring, like T-Mobile and Liberty Seguros/Astana. Asked if he thought that Giro d'Italia winner Ivan Basso would ever ride fro him again, Riis said, "We will wait for the results of the procedure in Italy and decide then." Basso will be heard in front of the Italian Olympic Committee on September 29 for the second time.

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