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Old 01-07-13, 12:10
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Default Van Den Broeck admits to having visited presumed doping doc Mertens

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I just caught this, but it seems like VDB released a media statement yesterday, since his name came up in the investigation into Chris Mertens, A Belgian doctor suspected of injecting ozone-enriched blood.
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Yeah he said he went there for sinus infections or w/e.
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He should ask for his money to be returned.
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VDB said he last visited this doctor about half a year ago... meaning he had a sinus infection somewhere around the Tour
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so will JVDB drop from top 10 to top 20 in the tour this year?
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so will JVDB drop from top 10 to top 20 in the tour this year?
Maybe. What's for sure is he will no longer reflect UV rays.
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VdV was a 7, right?

He visited this doctor every now and then and his last visit was around the time of his last goal of the season. Sounds like someone's smart enough not to make up details that could easily be disproven.
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Probably just getting a special "training program".
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Ozon therapy is a hoax, there is no scientific prove it works. It is pure homeopatic hocus pocus 'I want to believe' stuff.

But if VdB did it he will be in trouble as it is forbidden by WADA, for reasons no one knows.
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Ozon therapy is a hoax, there is no scientific prove it works. It is pure homeopatic hocus pocus 'I want to believe' stuff.

But if VdB did it he will be in trouble as it is forbidden by WADA, for reasons no one knows.
Makes a lot more sense than banning compression socks, restricting seat angles to 0 degrees, mandating that saddles be at least 10 cm back from the BB, or requiring that bicycle frames have a UCI sticker.

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