Fresh evidence of Vinokourov Liege bribe

Lexandre Vinokourov wins Liege-Bastogne-Liege 2010

Olympic road race champion Alexandre Vinokourov faces fresh sporting fraud claims that he bought the 2010 Liège-Bastogne-Liège win. The proof surfaced as part the ongoing Padua investigation of Michele Ferrari and in the last week the evidence was sent to the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and Belgian public prosecutor.

Italy's Corriere della Sera newspaper shed new light on the allegations that first surfaced in December last year. Then, Swiss newspaper L'Illustré showed that Vinokourov allegedly paid €150,000 [£120,000] in two separate bank transfers in 2010. It was not until in recent months, however, that Padua public prosecutor Benedetto Roberti uncovered evidence of transfers as part of the Ferrari doping ring valued around £24m.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.