Boonen says his drink was spiked
The Belgian cyclist, who tested positive for cocaine, protests his innocence and claims that the drug was put into his drink in a bar.17 June 2008
BRUSSELS - Belgian cyclist Tom Boonen on Monday protested his innocence again over a positive doping test for cocaine, reportedly telling prosecutors that the drug was put into his drink in a bar.
The Gazet de Antwerpen paper said that the 2005 world champion Boonen told prosecutors in Turnhout that he went to a bar in his home town of Mol to have a few drinks with his girlfriend. He said he then felt sick and went home.
Boonen tested positive for traces of cocaine at an out-of- competition test on 25 May. He doesn't face sanctions from the ruling body UCI because it rates cocaine abuse only a doping offence at competitions.
[dpa / Expatica]