Police investigating suspected doping by the Tour de France workforce Bahrain Victorious have seized greater than 450 capsules of unidentified substances at a home in Slovenia throughout raids throughout Europe.
Riders and workers had their houses raided and the workforce’s resort in Denmark was searched this week forward of the three-week race which began on Friday in Copenhagen.
In an announcement, the European Union Company for Legal Justice Cooperation (Eurojust) mentioned 14 properties in six international locations had been searched and three individuals had been interrogated.
Eurojust mentioned, “412 capsules with undetermined brown content material and 67 capsules with undetermined white content material” had been discovered at a property in Slovenia, the place a cell phone was additionally seized.
Substances had been additionally seized in Belgium, Italy and Poland, plus computer systems, telephones and different digital units. Police additionally searched properties in Spain and seized potential proof.
The investigation was opened in Could and led by prosecutors in Marseille, France, Eurojust mentioned, including the goal was “suspected doping violations involving a global biking workforce.”
The workforce sponsored by the federal government of Bahrain additionally was raided by French police throughout final 12 months’s Tour.
On the Tour, Australian rider Jack Haig, who was third total finally 12 months’s Vuelta a Espana, is co-leader on the highway for the eight-strong workforce’s problem.