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Cycling News Flash, December 16, 2008

Johan Museeuw receives suspended jail sentence and fine

By BikeRadar

Johan Museeuw, in 2004, receives suspended jail sentence and fine
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Retired Belgian professional cyclist Johan Museeuw, who last raced for Quick Step in 2004, received a 10-month suspended jail sentence and was ordered to pay 2500 euro for his involvement in a 2003 doping scandal, according to a recent AP report.

Museeuw, a multiple Paris-Roubaix winner and 1996 World Road champion, was accused of possessing endurance-enhancing erythropoietin (EPO) and Aranesp. The 43-year-old Museeuw had been banned for two years by Belgium's national cycling federation, and confessed in 2007.

The Belgian now runs his bicycle company, Museeuw Bikes, from Lokeren, Belgium.

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