8 Nov 2012

Dutch cycling federation to set up doping commission

8:36 am on 8 November 2012

The Dutch cycling federation is to set up a commission to probe the culture of doping in the sport, which was made public during revelations about Lance Armstrong.

The commission will be set up no later than the end of November and make public its findings before June next year.

It will investigate the facts and findings in relation to the doping culture within Dutch cycling and will come up with suggestions on how to improve current measures to combat doping.

Armstrong was stripped of his record seven Tour de France wins after a USADA report, published in October, identified him as the kingpin of the most sophisticated doping programme in the history of sport.

Just over a week later Dutch cycling sponsor Rabobank said it will stop sponsoring professional cycling at the end of this year.