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Team LottoNL-Jumbo announced an end to its contract with Juan José Lobato while disciplining two others after a training camp incident.
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Cycling Central

19 Dec 2017 - 11:01 AM  UPDATED 19 Dec 2017 - 11:04 AM

The team said it ended its contract with the 28-year-old Lobato in "mutual consultation" while suspending both Antwan Tolhoek and Pascal Eenkhoorn for two months.

Tolhoek (23) and Eenkhoorn (20) have been excluded from all team activities, including the team presentation, the training camp and the participation in races during that period.

Lotto NL-Jumbo send three riders home from training camp
Team Lotto NL-Jumbo has sent three riders home from its training camp after discovering the trio possessed medications that hadn't been cleared by the team.

While acknowledging none of the rider's actions had violated UCI and/or WADA rules the team said it was a "severe and unacceptable violation of the team regulations".

The trio is alleged to have taken a cocktail of unauthorised sleeping medications and were discovered in an unconscious state before they were taken to the hospital.

"The team takes responsibility for the health of the riders, and experiments that endanger their health are not accepted," LottoNL-Jumbo said in a statement.

"In the context of the talent development policy that Team LottoNL-Jumbo advocates, the team has reached out to Tolhoek and Eenkhoorn to provide them with a continuing opportunity to develop into an exemplary professional cyclist."