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Frigo given suspended sentence

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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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.