Georg Preidler found guilty of fraud in Operation Aderlass doping case

Georg Preidler (Groupama-FDJ)
Georg Preidler (Groupama-FDJ) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Georg Preidler was found guilty of sporting fraud by the Innsbruck Regional Court on Wednesday and given 12 months of probation and fined €2,880 after admitting to his involvement in the blood doping ring uncovered in Operation Aderlass in 2019, according to the Esslinger-Zeitung. The sentence is still subject to a possible appeal.

In addition to finding Preidler guilty of fraud, the court also fined an unnamed former rider €6,000 for their links to a man who supplied Preidler with illegal substances.

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