VDB and Planckaert react to Gaumont book

Frank Vandenbroucke and Jo Planckaert are considering taking legal action against Philippe Gaumont after he named them in his book Prisonnier du dopage. Both were part of the Cofidis team with Gaumont, and the French ex-pro described the alleged drug taking habits of both in his book.

In an interview with Het Nieuwsblad, Vandenbroucke said that he was actually "relieved, because I now know that this is probably the last chapter in his long running smear campaign. This has been going on since 2000! When he maintained that I had got him into trouble. Now he wants to cash in on it one more time by bringing out a book. Gaumont is in financial difficulties and now he wants to earn a bit of money at the cost of others...If I really wanted, I could have easily written three books about him."

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