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Cycling News Flash, December 16, 2008

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December 16, 2008, 0:00 GMT
  • Johan Museeuw receives suspended jail sentence and fine

    Johan Museeuw, in 2004, receives suspended jail sentence and fine
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    December 16, 2008, 0:00 GMT
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    By BikeRadar Retired Belgian professional cyclist Johan Museeuw, who last raced for Quick Step in...

    By BikeRadar

    Retired Belgian professional cyclist Johan Museeuw, who last raced for Quick Step in 2004, received a 10-month suspended jail sentence and was ordered to pay 2500 euro for his involvement in a 2003 doping scandal, according to a recent AP report.

    Museeuw, a multiple Paris-Roubaix winner and 1996 World Road champion, was accused of possessing endurance-enhancing erythropoietin (EPO) and Aranesp. The 43-year-old Museeuw had been banned for two years by Belgium's national cycling federation, and confessed in 2007.

    The Belgian now runs his bicycle company, Museeuw Bikes, from Lokeren, Belgium.