After postponement of Paris-Roubaix and Liege-Bastogne-Liege - "It is difficult but we will be ready as soon as it is permitted."
In the end, only one thing is important and that is the public health.
Today, Lotto Soudal was notified by its rider Tosh Van der Sande of a positive doping test during the Six Days of Ghent where he took part in between 12 and 18 November 2018.
The substance is a permitted one and occurs in the nasal spray Sofrasolone, that is freely available and allowed to be used in competition if mentioned during a control.
After a meeting with the rider, the Board has decided to suspend him, in expectation of the investigation executed by the UCI and to allow the rider to underpin his defense in the best possible way.
Lotto Soudal will give no further explanations until the UCI procedure has terminated.