Rabobank asks riders to submit DNA samples

Team Rabobank has joined the list of teams which is gathering DNA samples from its riders for use in possible future doping tests. De Telegraaf newspaper reported on Tuesday, January 30, that team manager Theo De Rooy last week sent a letter to all of the team members, asking them to submit samples.

The DNA samples would be held and made available to any judicial agency which might conduct a doping investigation. De Rooy noted that under Dutch law, the riders' cannot be forced to give a DNA sample and that their participation in the program is therefore voluntary.

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