Limburger Marc Lotz’s (34) verbal agreement with PedalTech will not now lead to a contract with the British team. They have apparently rejected Lotz, who copped a two year ban for EPO use in 2005 while riding for Quickstep, in favour of two more Brits. A miffed Marc commented that he hadn’t heard of either of them!
Before signing for Quick-Step Lotz had spent seven seasons with Rabobank winning just one race the Tour Du Haut Var in 2004. He was caught when the Belgian police raided his home in June 2005 as he was completing his preparation for the Tour de France. At that time he said he intended to retire and during his ban he worked as a maths teacher returning to racing in mid 2007 with a small team when his ban ended.
Marc Lotz during his Quick-step days