Juan Jose Lobato's agent: They want to punish him because he's not Dutch
Dec 16 2017 02:24 pm CET

Juan Jose Lobato's agent: They want to punish him because he's not Dutch
Juan Jose Lobato's agent: They want to punish him because he's not Dutch
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Juan Jose Lobato's agent says that the rider believes that LottoNL-Jumbo will punish him because he is not from the Netherlands, following the 'sleeping pills' episode.

Spanish newspaper El Mundo has unveiled the substances that were used during the "spontaneous party" at the team's training camp in Girona, Spain. Sedatives Zolpidem and Lormetazepam, as well as chewing tobacco and alcohol, were used by Lobato, Antwan Tolhoek and Pascal Eenkhoorn and that granted them an expulsion from the camp and possibly other consequences.

It is said that some of the substances were provided by Lobato himself. "They have told us that and that there is a problem with the sedatives and the chewing tobacco, which has to be fixed," said agent Juan Campos. "But the rider tells me that they want to punish only him because he is not Dutch.

"He claims, and I believe him, that he didn't give the pills to the others like the team claims, but only the drops. He also says that he didn't take part in the party, but he only took the sedatives to go to sleep."

The newspaper mentions that many teams have adopted the policy of checking the riders' baggage to limit the use of substances that are not forbidden but can cause problems for the riders and the peloton.




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