Police raids Bahrain’s Victorious hotel in Tour de France – .

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Police raids Bahrain’s Victorious hotel in Tour de France – .


Cyclismenews can confirm that the Bahrain Victorious were raided by French police at the Tour de France on Wednesday evening. The team confirmed the news directly to Cyclismenews Thursday morning.
“Nothing special, we have a police visit, they ask for the riders’ training records, they check the bus and that’s it,” said team boss Milan Erzen. Cyclismenews.

“They disturb the runners for an hour and at the end they say thank you. They did not tell us what the reason for the visit is, but we will find out today through lawyers. “

The team also confirmed that the runners and staff hotels had been searched and no arrests had been made. Movistar was also located in the same hotel in Pau but they were not visited by the authorities. Cyclismenews was informed by a source that up to 50 police officers were at the scene.

Bahrain general manager Victorious, Milan Eržen, last month defended the team against anonymous doping accusations that have surfaced in French media. According to a report in The Parisian, two people, including a team manager, expressed their concerns about Bahrain Victorious’ recent performances at both the Giro d’Italia and the Critérium du Dauphiné. They both refrained from going on the case and admitted that they had no evidence to support the allegations or suspicions, but they nevertheless raised doubts about the team’s credibility.

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