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The Bahrain Victorious hotel was raided by police at the Tour de France on Wednesday evening, according to Cycling news. Reports suggest that the team’s bus was also searched by up to 50 police officers and no arrests were made.

“Nothing special, we have a police visit, they ask for the riders’ training records, they check the bus and that’s it,” team boss Milan Eržen told Cyclingnews. “They disturb the runners for an hour and at the end they say thank you. They didn’t tell us what the reason for the visit is, but we will find out today through lawyers.”

Movistar was also staying at the Hôtel de Pau but did not receive a visit from the officers. Reuters reporter Julien Prétot said a police source told him they had been on the team’s case since last year and were at the team hotel until 2 a.m. in the morning. Reports in The Parisian Earlier in the season, general manager Milan Eržen defended the team in light of anonymous doping charges following the impressive Giro d’Italia and Critérium du Dauphiné. Both sources were unofficial and had no evidence to support the claims.

At the time, Eržen said: “I don’t care what a sports director has to say. He can say whatever he wants. We do our job and we have invested in this team, in our riders, our coaches, our workouts, camps and nutrition Everything Sooner or later the results have to come.

“I don’t know what kind of suspicion there is. We are following last year’s work and Rod Ellingworth has taught us a lot and I can be 110% sure we are playing by the rules.”

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