VDB publisher denies EPO-admitting quote

It appears that the quote released yesterday in Belgian media, according to which Frank Vandenbroucke admitted to have used performance-enhancing substance EPO during his career, was a wrongly attributed.

The quote "EPO? Everyone did it. Me too." came from a marketing brochure of VDB's new autobiography, "I am not God", due to go on sale in Belgium on February 5. The Acqua & Sapone rider's publisher, Borgerhoff&Lamberigts issued a statement on Sunday evening saying that the quote did "not belong to Frank Vandenbroucke," and that "all of this was based on a misunderstanding."

Belgium's enfant terrible VDB has made headlines with regards to doping use in the past, especially when he claimed that the drugs seized in his home on February 27, 2002, (EPO, morphine and clenbuterol) were intended for his dog. The Belgian's both psychological and physical instability has led to his latest team Landbouwkrediet-Colnago sacking him last year, before VDB found new backers in Italy.

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