Contracts and Transfers- Jan Ullrich has signed until 2001 for 2 million guilders per year with Telekom. His contract was due to end in 1998. Walter Godefroot has also signed for the same period. [1 guilder equals $A1.40, $A1 = $US0.70]
Drug Company under Scrutiny - Scandal Part 10The revelations of the last week and the declarations about the doping activities of doctor Wim Sanders over the last 5 years has brought the the CZ Group under the magnifying glass. The attention has been given to the role played by our drug products said the spokesperson H. Wilsens.
"We think the medicines have been wrongly used." said Wilsens. "Also in terms of the health insurance schemes we always have a legal duty to make sure there are no unnecessary costs being imposed on them. We seek to make medicine to make people better, not to dope them."
The spokesperson spoke about an interventions and searches by computer. The control of false prescriptions shall also require patients to be interrogated. In attributing the blame, the CZ Group is making a declaration against Sanders. Wilsens: "The lightest measure which we can outline is to ask for the money back. The heaviest measure is the cancellation of the contract with the doctor"
Yesterday, the Inspector for Public Health and Safety in Limburg began an investigation into the doping practice. It really started two years ago after the house search by the FIOD, which informed the Justice Department of the supply of drugs by the doctor. "That was the beginning of everything." said the Inspector W. van Dijk. "Now we have the facts available." The investigators questioned Sanders and his assistants.
The lawyer of Sanders has requested the Dagblad De Limburger, the small newspaper that broke the story, to reveal no new details about their client. If they do not comply, there will be a lawsuit issued. The director of the paper has let Hiddema know that they will not be complying with his request.
Cyclists Mourn Loss of Friend and CompetitorThe Australian cycling community is today mourning the loss of one of its most talented young cyclists, Garry Payne.
Garry, a member of the Olympic Mountain Bike Squad, was fatally injured in an accident whilst training on his bike on the roads near his home of Leonay, NSW last night (Tuesday December 2).
National Mountain Bike Coach, Damian Grundy speaking from the AIS in Canberra this morning, reflected on his close relationship with Garry over the past two years, "Over this period I had developed a respect and admiration for his dedication to and determination in the sport of cycling that he loved".
"I am sure that I speak for the entire mountain bike community in extending our sincerest and heartfelt condolences to Garry's family". Said Grundy, "This is a doubly cruel blow with Garry having just celebrated his 23rd birthday on Monday (December 1st), the day prior to his death".
"It was a tragic and untimely death that has shaken and deeply shocked not only other members of the Olympic mountain bike squad, who all counted Garry as a friend and comrade, but all members of the mountain biking community in Australia". Grundy said, "This is a major loss to the Olympic mountain bike program".
Cycling Australia Chief Executive Officer, Graham Fredericks, echoed Grundy's sentiments and added, "The thoughts of the whole Australian cycling community are with Garry's family and friends at this time of tragedy".
Garry Payne - Cycling Career Achievements
1997: Member - Australian Mountain Bike Team, Chateau d'Oex, Switzerland 5th place - Australian Cross Country Championship 5th overall - National Cross Country Series 5th National Cross-Country Series (Cat 2) : rd 2 Majura Pns, ACT 6th National Cross-Country Series (Cat 1) : rd 3 Thredbo, NSW 5th National Cross-Country Series (Cat 1) : rd 5 Mt Beauty, NSW 8th National Cross-Country Series (Cat 1) : rd 6 Doncaster, NSW 1st National Cross-Country Series (Cat 2) : rd 9 Yarramundi, NSW 1996: Member - Australian Mountain Bike Team, Cairns, Australia 5th overall - National Cross Country Series 4th Australian Mountain Bike Titles Thredbo, NSW 3rd National Cross-Country Series (Cat 2) : rd 1 Fairfield City Farm, NSW 4th National Cross-Country Series (Cat 2) : rd 2 Majura Pines, ACT 2nd National Cross-Country Series (Cat 2) : rd 3 Yarramundi, NSW 5th National Cross-Country Series (Cat 1) : rd 4 Mt Beauty, Vic 5th National Cross-Country Series (Cat 1) : rd 5 Mt Buller, Vic 1995: 14th overall - National Cross Country Series 4th National Grand Prix Series (Cat 2) : rd 3 Perth, WA 1994: 27th overall - National Cross Country Series 14th Australian Mountain Bike Titles Thredbo, NSW 1993: 1st Australian Mountain Bike Titles (Sport class) Thredbo, NSW