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Testing times for Kuyckx

Former Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner rider Jan Kuyckx still hasn't found a team for this season. After his experience with the failed H2O-Telteck squad, and another flash in the pan, Turbo's Hoet, time is running out for the Belgian to secure himself a ride for 2009.

This doesn't mean he's exempt from out-of-competition doping tests, however. Kuyckx, who took second in last year's edition of Paris-Tours was, visited by an anti-doping tester, prompting him to ask whether it was necessary to conduct the control.

"I asked him which such control outside competition was required, because I neither a team nor have a license," Kuyckx told Gazet van Antwerpen. "I got no specific answer and then have fulfilled my duty."

It's also reported that Kuyckx has vague links with a Polish team, but nothing has yet been confirmed.

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