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Police raid Bahrain team for second time

(AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) The Bahrain Victorious team at the Tour de France was raided by police for the second time this week on Thursday, a day before the tour's grand start in Denmark.

The team confirmed in a statement that the hotel rooms and vehicles of riders and staff in suburban Copenhagen were searched by Danish officers, and they "fully cooperated with all the officers' requests, and the search was completed within two hours. No items were seized from the team."

Danish police acted at the request of French prosecutors, Copenhagen police spokesman Dannie Rise said in a statement, referring further questions to the French police.