Wednesday, June 29, 2011
3-time Tour de France Lanterne Rouge Vansevenant busted
Big news coming shortly before the 2011 Tour is that retired cyclist and 3-time Lanterne Rouge Wim Vansevenant has been arrested for receiving a shipment of high-end "ultra-modern" doping products from Australia.
His former long-term team, Omega Pharma Lotto, denies all knowledge. Wim claims that they were for personal use to shore up his apparently rapidly-aging body. He was scheduled to be a driver for VIP tours at the Tour de France but that gig was hastily canceled.
One wonders about the Australian connection on his former Belgian team - which could conceivably include Australian riders such as Cadel Evans, Robbie McEwen, and Adam Hansen.