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More Problems for UCI – Olympic Champion Under Investigation for Alleged “Race-Fixing”

As a follow on to my earlier post about the action threatened by Jaimie Fuller of SKINS against the UCI, I see further news which can only add to the problems the governing body of world cycling must face, together with its embattled leaders, Pat McQuaid and Hein Verbruggen.

The UCI announced yesterday that, as a result of receiving a file from the Italian public prosecutor, it has now commenced an investigation into “race fixing”.

The investigation concerns allegations that Olympic champion Alexandre Vinokourov of Kazakhstan bribed Russian Alexandre Kolobnev to win the 2010 Liege-Bastogne-Liege race.

Mr McQuaid, President of the UCI, was quoted as saying, “Now, in the light of this additional information we received last week from the Italian prosecutor we are opening an investigation into the matter.” Continue reading


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