Silence-Lotto Rider Thomas Dekker Tests Positive for Drugs
After testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs on December 24th, 2007, Thomas Dekker requested a B test, which also came up positive. Dekker has tested positive for EPO, a banned blood-booster, which led to him not being able to race in this year’s Tour de France. In 2008, he was also not allowed to race in the Tour, and the Rabobank team cited “abnormal blood values” as the reason. Dekker has accepted the test results, and awaits his sanction.