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10 year old doping case resurfaces

Nineteen people have been named in the latest doping case to reach the Belgian courts, according to the French language Belgian newspaper, La Dernière Heure. The case dates back to the late 90's, when former Lotto rider Djamolidine Abdoujaparov tested positive for Clenbuterol during the 1997 Tour de France.

Allegedly, those named were involved with the former Lotto team directed by Jean-Luc Vandenbroucke, and include seven riders, a soigneur, the team doctor Peter Bailliere, Vandenbroucke and his wife, who was the team's secretary. Abdoujaparov was not named in the case, but former rider Peter Farazijn and current Française des Jeux rider, Thierry Marichal were named. Marichal abandoned the Paris-Nice stage race when he learned of the news.

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Laura Weislo has been with Cyclingnews since 2006 after making a switch from a career in science. As Deputy Editor, she coordinates coverage for North American events and global news. As former elite-level road racer who dabbled in cyclo-cross and track, Laura has a passion for all three disciplines. When not working she likes to go camping and explore lesser traveled roads, paths and gravel tracks.