The Marseille Prosecutor’s Office announced that as part of a preliminary investigation into suspected doping use in the Tour de France, a doctor and a physical therapist of the Arkham-Samsage team had custody rights on Tuesday. Continue in the evening.
The magistrate announced the start of a preliminary investigation on Monday, which attracted people’s attention in particular: “Many health products were found, including drugs used in personal affairs, and especially a method that can be identified as a stimulant.”
According to the detailed information provided to AFP by the source, which was confirmed by Journal du Dimanche and L’Equipe, the central office carried out a crackdown on the environment and public health, and the target was from Arkéa-including Nero’s brother Colombia · The Samsic team, including Columbia Dayer Quintana and members of the medical team, conducted the command.
According to reports in two newspapers, the search was conducted near Méribel (Savoie) on September 16, before the end of the tour.
The riders who were not named by the prosecutors heard were suspected of being detained “prohibited substances or methods” that may be used as stimulants “without medical evidence” within the framework of the “Tour de France”.
At the same time, two members of the medical team have been detained by the police since Monday morning, especially because of “taking and prescribing to athletes without a medical certificate, and prohibiting substances or methods used in sports.”
The Marseille prosecutor added: “The elements collected during the search will require further investigation, especially analysis” and new hearings.
Nairo Quitana defended herself from taking any stimulants.
“I mean, I have never found adulterants (…) I have nothing to hide, and I have never had anything to hide (…) I have been a clean runner throughout my sports career. ,” the Colombian said in an interview. A statement was issued on Tuesday night.
The maximum penalty for nursing staff is five years’ imprisonment and a fine of 75,000 euros. Runners will face five years in prison and a fine of 375,000 euros for “illegal transportation and carrying of toxic substances.”
At the request of Agence France-Presse, the Bretania team general manager Emmanuel Hubert (Emmanuel Hubert) said on Monday, “Of course he must support his athletes.”
He added: “However, if it turns out that at the end of this investigation, there are some factors that confirm the authenticity of doping practices, then the team will immediately be out of touch with such behaviors and take the necessary measures immediately. Impose.” .