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Vandenbroucke loses Unibet.com contract

Unibet.com management has lost patience with Frank Vandenbroucke and reached an amicable arrangement with the rider to cancel his contract, after several seasons marred by doping scandals. This latest setback for VDB could spell the end of his career.

Terry Koen, Unibet.com's directeur sportif said, "I do not want him any more in my team. I was sufficiently patient, but in the end, no valid result rewarded this indulgence. You can count his days of racing on the fingers of the two hands. We wish to integrate [the team into the] ProTour. But with people like VDB, we lose our credibility… I indeed believed in his return… I was mistaken. It is really regrettable."

Vandenbroucke has ridden for Cofidis and Quick-Step during his career and won Liege-Bastogne-Liege in 1999.

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