Denifl: I wouldn't have gotten a contract without doping

Stefan Denifl (IAM Cycling) keeps the mountain jersey
Stefan Denifl during his time at IAM Cycling (Image credit: Tim de Waele/

Stefan Denifl, who was banned for four years by the UCI after being linked to a blood doping scheme discovered by the Operation Aderlass police investigation, has admitted to doping over a five-year period. 

Denifl is facing criminal charges of commercial fraud in the state court in Innsbruck, Austria.

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