Danish police raid hotel of Tour de France team Bahrain-Victorious

Danish police raided the hotel of Team Bahrain-Victorious early Thursday on the eve of the start of the Tour de France in Denmark.

The event led to an excruciating silence at their pre-Tour press conference in the afternoon.

The team announced the raid itself just a few days after similar raids at homes in France — which they described on Monday as “intentionally damaging the team’s reputation” — and a year after their hotel was raided during the 2021 Tour.

“Officers have searched all team vehicles, staff and riders’ rooms,” said Bahrain on Thursday.