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Five more arrests in Austrian doping case

Prosecutors in Austria confirmed that there were five more people arrested in a sweeping doping investigation. The Vienna prosecutor's spokesman Gerald Jarosch announced that four Austrians and one Slovak were taken into custody, and that investigators had seized doping products valued at 200,000 euro in raids on suspects' houses.

While officials have not released the names of the five who were taken into custody, reports identified the Slovakian national as "Alexander N., 39" and one of the Austrian as "businessman Gerhard D., 51." The suspects are accused of supplying doping products mostly through Austrian fitness centers.

Jarosch added that Kohl's manager Stefan Matschiner remained in custody for an ongoing investigation into his involvement in doping athletes. Earlier this week Kohl detailed how his manager assisted him with doping, and after interrogations, Matschiner reportedly confessed to his involvement.

The prosecutors are currently investigating some 70 additional suspects who allegedly purchased products from the five suspects.

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Based in the southeastern United States, Peter produces race coverage for all disciplines, edits news and writes features. The New Jersey native has 30 years of road racing and cyclo-cross experience, starting in the early 1980s as a Junior in the days of toe clips and leather hairnets. Over the years he's had the good fortune to race throughout the United States and has competed in national championships for both road and 'cross in the Junior and Masters categories. The passion for cycling started young, as before he switched to the road Peter's mission in life was catching big air on his BMX bike.