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Dave Brailsford defends Team Sky's employment of former Rabobank doctor

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Team Sky Principal Dave Brailsford has defended the team’s decision to employ a former Rabobank doctor who worked at the Dutch team when it was caught up in doping scandals involving former riders Michael Rasmussen and Thomas Dekker. He added, however, that the British outfit would be investigating the background of the doctor in question, Dr Geert Leinders.

"I categorically, 100 per cent say that there's no risk of anything untoward happening in this team since he [Leinders] has been with us," insisted Brailsford, quoted on Telegraph.co.uk.

"I've seen nothing and neither have the full-time medics. I'd put my life on it,” he continued, adding: “"He's done nothing wrong here, but we have a reputati