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Roelandts almost misses control

The 2008 Silence-Lotto team car – at the presentation, which Roelandts had to leave in a hurry

The 2008 Silence-Lotto team car – at the presentation, which Roelandts had to leave in a hurry (Image credit: Bert Geerts)

By Susan Westemeyer

Monday's Silence-Lotto team presentation was nearly a very serious problem for neo-professional Jurgen Roelandts. He had to leave the presentation early and hurry home to Sint-Martens-Bodegem, where doping controllers from the Vlaamse Gemeenschap (Flemish community) were waiting for him – and had been waiting for a while, according to Sportwereld.be.

It turns out the 22 year-old had forgotten to put the team presentation on his International Cycling Union (UCI) "whereabouts" form for the day. Therefore, the young man almost started out his career with a missed control. The test was carried out when he returned home. "He just forgot, but it is not considered a missed control," said team leader José de Cauwer.

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