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©BMC/Tim de Waele photo.
©BMC/Tim de Waele photo.

BMC Racing Team Statement: Sven Schoutteten

30. June 2011

Santa Rosa, California

The BMC Racing Team is taking immediate action to investigate what involvement Sven Schoutteten might have had with riders and staff during his interaction with the team. Schoutteten is alleged to be part of a doping investigation in Belgium that stems from 2009, before the BMC Racing Team was even acquainted with him.

Internal Investigation

"This is very disturbing news," BMC Racing Team President/General Manager Jim Ochowicz said. "Although he was only picked up to work when we didn't have enough regular therapists to support the races (he worked two days this year and 13 in 2010), we want to make sure his interaction with our team was nothing out of the ordinary. We do not believe there were any improprieties happening during his time with the team, but we want to make sure. He was not scheduled to be at this year's Tour de France, of course."