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Museeuw and others to stand in doping trial

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.