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Jaksche questioned

By:
Susan Westemeyer
Published:
July 29, 2007, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 22:34 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News for July 29, 2007

Prosecutors in Ansbach, Germany have questioned former Tinkoff Credit Systems rider Jörg Jaksche in...

Prosecutors in Ansbach, Germany have questioned former Tinkoff Credit Systems rider Jörg Jaksche in connection with a fraud investigation of the cyclist. "They are checking whether to press charges against me," confirmed Jaksche to dpa.

Jaksche lives in Kitzbühel, Austria, and rides with an Austrian license, and will therefore not yet meet with the German cycling federations's newly-founded independent antidoping commission. "My attorney and I are looking into a postponement of the appointment, because I first have to clear up matters with the Austrian federation," he revealed.

Jaksche hopes to receive only a one-year ban so that he would be able to ride again in the coming season, providing: "I can find a team who doesn't feel bound by cycling's omerta". SW

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