On Tuesday a local Belgian court ruled that former world champion Johan Museeuw and six other cyclists must stand trial at a date later in the year still to be specified. Their appeal to avoid a trial was overturned as reported by the International Herald Tribune.
In a case dating back to 2003, the cyclists were charged with possessing EPO and Aranesp. The now retired Museeuw, the 1996 world road champion, is accused of possessing drugs acquired through a veterinarian. Although he never failed a doping test, he was banned by the Belgian federation for two years for his alleged offense.