Bogotá (AP) – After a raid on the French cycling team Arkéa-Samsic during the Tour de France and the start of investigations by the public prosecutor in Marseille, Colombian team captain Nairo Quintana took the floor.

“Authorities entered my room and confiscated completely legal vitamin supplements, although they may not have been known to the French authorities,” Quintana said in a social media post. This is the main reason it takes time to fix everything that happened. Quintana would start this weekend at the World Championship on the road in Imola.

On the day of the queen stage to the Col de la Loze last Wednesday, the French racing team was the target. According to the media, evidence of doping was also found in the team hotel at the winter sports resort of Méribel. A doctor and a supervisor were taken into custody. During a preliminary investigation, it is checked whether there is anything about the allegations.

Quintana confirmed that he appeared before the prosecution and answered all questions “with a clear conscience.” He was a clean driver all his life and had nothing to hide.

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