Rabobank has new cycling team director

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8 August 2007, THE HAGUE (AFP) - The Rabobank cycling team has appointed a former coach of the Dutch Olympic sailing team as their new director.

8 August 2007

THE HAGUE (AFP) - The Rabobank cycling team has appointed a former coach of the Dutch Olympic sailing team as their new director.

Henri van der Aat was named Wednesday in the post left vacant by the resignation last Friday of Theo de Rooij.

De Rooij was the man responsible for expelling Michael Rasmussen from the Tour de France for allegedly lying about his whereabouts to evade drug testers.
Van der Aat coached the Netherlands' sailing team at the Los Angeles and Seoul Olympic Games.

Rabobank has launched an internal inquiry to look at the Rasmussen affair and in particular why the Danish cyclist was allowed to start the Tour de France in the first place after missing four random dope tests in the past 18 months.

[Copyright AFP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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