Team Jumbo-Visma is accused of doping during the Vuelta a Espana

Last Tuesday (12), through a statement made in the newspaper RMC Sport, by the former head of B&B Hotels, Jérôme Pineau, Jumbo-Visma was accused of committing motorized doping. Upon learning of the assignments, the team denied the information and criticized the former cyclist’s stance.

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The accusation had been pointed out when stage 13 was completed, last Friday (08), in the Col du Tourmalet stage, which guaranteed victory for one of the members of Jumbo-Visma. Given this, Jérôme Pineau, former head of B&B Hotels, reported that Sepp Kuss had made a somewhat strange stop in the middle of the competition, indicating that the cyclist might have practiced something.

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“Sepp Kuss’s acceleration on the Tourmalet, 10 km/h faster than the group, with Remco Evenepoel absent, but with top riders like Juan Ayuso and Cian Uijtdebroeks, no slouch on the bike, and Kuss comes 10 km/h faster. There is a spectator who gets out, brakes and goes back 10km/h faster… on the Tourmalet. How do you explain this? How can anyone explain this?” asked Jérôme Pineau.

Apparently, this is not the first time that the former athlete has accused Jumbo-Visma of having practiced motorized doping. Last year, during the opening stages 1, 2, 3 of Paris-Nice, the cyclist came forward and denounced the team for having disrespected the competition rules. However, once again, the reports did not have any evidence to prove the case.

“We continue to explain in a transparent way how we work and what is the basis of our successes (nutrition, altitude training, top equipment). Furthermore, we find it strange that the media would give someone a platform without being able to adequately substantiate their accusations. Especially knowing the damage she recently caused to cycling with her delusions”, said Jumbo-Visma in an official statement.

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