Bart beleaguered

Don’t look for Bart Wellens at this weekend’s world cyclo-cross championships.

Wellens, who was hospitalized just before the Belgian championships with heart and kidney problems attributed to an infection, now faces an inquiry into whether he may have been using doping products, according to VeloNation’s Shane Stokes.

On Wednesday the cops searched Wellens’ house, taking a computer and medical records. Other searches targeted the homes of Wellens’ brother Geert, Belgian rider Kevin Cant and Luc Van den Broeck, according to VeloNation.

No arrests were made.

During a Jan. 17 presser Wellens said rumors that he had used banned substances caused him and his family “a lot of pain.”

“I understand that some people think bad things because of the image of the sport, and the moment at which it happened,” he said. “But only Bart Wellens knows how hard I work.”

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