Marek Rutkiewicz

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Marek Rutkiewicz

Marek Rutkiewicz (born May 8, 1981 in Olsztyn ) is a Polish cyclist .

Marek Rutkiewicz began his career in 2001 with the French cycling team Cofidis . He achieved his first good placement at the Tour of Poland in 2002, where he was third overall. He made it into the top five again in the next year and the next. He also finished second at the GP de Wallonie .

On the occasion of the Cofidis affair , Rutkiewicz's house was searched in early 2004. When he returned to Paris from a trip from Warsaw , prohibited substances were found on him. In November 2006, he and other drivers, a sports director and a pharmacist were charged with importing, transporting, acquiring, leasing and passing on doping substances and inciting the use of doping substances or masking substances in Nanterre . After five court days, on January 19, 2007, the verdicts were pronounced. Rutkiewicz was sentenced to six months suspended prison sentence.

In 2004 he switched to the Polish team Action-ATI and also worked for smaller Polish teams in the following years. In 2005 he finished fifth in the Sachsen Tour and aft in the meantime ProTour belonging Tour of Poland . A year later, he improved to fourth place. From 2010 to 2012 he was Polish mountain champion.




Individual evidence

  1. a b Cycling4Fans - Doping: 2003-2007 Cofidis affair., accessed on January 22, 2016 .
  2. ^ David Millar: Racing Through the Dark. Simon and Schuster, 2012, ISBN 978-1-451-68270-0 , p. 268 ( limited preview in Google book search).

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