The case linked with Wim Vansevenant, a former Belgian rider, altered dramatically. An analysis illustrated that the doping preparations which were ordered by him didn’t contain the contents written on the labels. This former sportsperson was cheated by the company where he ordered the medications.
Last year several packages sent to this former professional rider by an Australian company were intercepted by customs officials. It was written on the intercepted bottles that they contained the doping drug TB-500. It represents a peptide hormone that has ability to enhance muscle strength and promote healing. An investigation was started by the Belgian authorities. It was believed that Wim Vansevenant supplied the Omega Pharma-Lotto team with doping medicines. This sportsperson rode professionally 10 years, from 1998 to 2008. Last 6 years of the career he was working with this team.
An analysis of the bottles intercepted by customs manifested that just amino acids were presented. Wim Vansevenant’s lawyer argued that the charges had to be dropped. He pointed out that since the preparation was not connected with doping, the former sportsperson didn’t deserve to be punished.
The prosecutor’s spokesperson Johan Lescrauwaet confirmed that the contents didn’t correspond to the name of the preparation which was written on the label and to the words of the former sportsman.
Only amino acids were found in the bottles. No any doping drug. Thus, there is no any evidence that Wim Vansevenant provided doping products to other individuals.
The hearing of former professional athlete was scheduled to be later.