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Further delay to Landuyt-Museeuw trial

Johan Museeuw's ongoing doping trial has suffered a further delay after it emerged that Jef Vermassen, the lawyer for ex-veterinarian José Landuyt who is accused of supplying Museeuw and fellow riders Mario De Clercq, Jo Planckaert and Chris Pears with banned substances, could not be present at the June 25 hearing in Kortrijk, Belgium.

The case, which is now scheduled to proceed on September 27, dates back to 2003 when doping products Aranesp, EPO and Dexomethasone were allegedly found by police after a raid on Museeuw's home. Further evidence came from the well publicised SMS conversations between Museeuw and Landuyt which appeared to discuss doping products, methods of use and ways to circumvent controls.

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