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June 20, 2006

Roux: "I took all the basic things that were being used at that time"

procycling.com | Roux: I took dope for years

Laurent Roux, a 10-year pro on 4 French and Belgian teams, is in court this week facing charges of drug trafficking for his part in a ring that allegedly distributed performance-enhancing drugs.

Roux, his brother Fabien, former soigneur Freddy Sergeant, and 20 others are on trial in Bordeaux.

Roux's biggest bombshell was his claim that he first used 'pot belge', a mix of doping products including amphetamines, at “an event organised to honour French racing legend Laurent Jalabert.”

Roux also said he began dealing after a 2002 doping ban, and that illegal drug use was “generalised” in the peloton when he rode (1994-2003).

“Erythropoietin (EPO), growth hormones, testosterone, cortisone ... I took all the basic things that were being used at that time,” Roux, 33, testified. “Everyone took that at least.”

Also:

IHT.com | Roux admits drug use and dealing

Posted by Frank Steele on June 20, 2006 in Doping | Permalink

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