LottoNL-Jumbo fires Juan Jose Lobato, suspends Tolhoek and Eenkhoorn for two months
Dec 18 2017 07:54 pm CET

LottoNL-Jumbo fires Juan Jose Lobato, suspends Tolhoek and Eenkhoorn for two months
LottoNL-Jumbo fires Juan Jose Lobato, suspends Tolhoek and Eenkhoorn for two months
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LottoNL-Jumbo has taken the decision of ending the contract of Juan Jose Lobato, while Antwan Tolhoek and Pascal Eenkhoorn have been suspended for two months.

The three riders used sleeping medication along with alcohol during a 'spontaneous party' at the team's training camp in Girona, Spain. The use of these substances, non-doping related, is a violation of the team regulations.

"In determining the measures, all legal and personal aspects were taken into account, as well as the major impact the incident has had on the team," said the team through a press release. "It was also paramount to ascertain who was in possession of what medication and in which way they were utilised. None of these riders’ actions has violated UCI and/or Wada rules.

"The team takes responsibility for the health of the riders, and experiments that endanger their health are not accepted. In the context of the talent development policy that Team LottoNL-Jumbo advocates, the team has reached out to Tolhoek and Eenkhoorn to provide them with a continuing opportunity to develop into an exemplary professional cyclist."

The team claims Lobato has had an 'emotionally eventful year', adding that this decision will allow him to focus on his recovery.




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