Parents of dead cyclist reject Millar's illegal blood transfusion claims
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The parents of the deceased Belgian rider Frank Vandenbroucke have attacked David Millar over allegations that their son used an illegal blood transfusion at the World Championships in 1999, writes Colin Renton.
The Scot made the claim in his autobiography Racing Through The Dark, which was published last year but has now been translated into several languages and is reaching a wider audience. At the time of the event in Verona, Vandenbroucke and Millar, who was later banned for doping, were colleagues at the Cofidis team. The Belgian's mother yesterday reacted angrily, telling a Belgian journalist, "Even after his death, they can't let him rest in peace. This story is completely invented. And Frank cannot defend himself anymore against those lies."
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