Frigo given suspended sentence

The Attorney General of the Chambéry Court of Appeal handed down a one year suspended prison...

The Attorney General of the Chambéry Court of Appeal handed down a one year suspended prison sentence to former Italian rider Dario Frigo on Thursday. The winner of the 2001 Paris-Nice was arrested during the 2005 Tour de France after performance enhancing drugs were found in his wife's car.

The ruling extends a sentence given to Susanna and Dario Frigo in September 2008, of a six-month suspended sentence with a joint fine of 8757 euro. The pair had appealed that decision.

The judge also requested a token one euro in damages to the French Cycling Federation (FFC).

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