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Austrian cyclist out of jail

By:
Kirsten Robbins in Redlands, California
Published:
March 25, 2009, 0:00 GMT,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 21:04 BST
Edition:
Latest Cycling News, March 25, 2009

The Austrian cyclist arrested for dealing in doping products has been released from police custody,...

The Austrian cyclist arrested for dealing in doping products has been released from police custody, it was announced Tuesday. The investigation against him continues.

The cyclist has been officially identified only as "K". The Austrian Continental team RV ARBÖ Wels Gourmetfein announced that it has cancelled its contract with rider Christof Kerschbaum, who it said was "in all probability" the rider involved.

The rider was arrested last week obtaining doping material including EPO from a pharmacist and passing it on to others, over an extended period of time.

Prosecutors said that they asked a judge to release the rider because there was no danger of his acting to suppress evidence nor of him attempting to leave the country.(SW)

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