Alexander Vinokourov could face a prison sentence if found guilty of private corruption relating to his win at the 2010 Liege-Bastogne-Liege
Alexander Vinokourov and Alexandr Kolobnev will stand trial for a corruption related to the Kazakh’s 2010 Liege-Bastogne-Liege win, Belgian prosecutors have ruled.
Vinokourov and Kolobnev are accused of conspiring to allow the Kazakh to win the Ardennes Classic in 2010, with Vinokourov offering the Russian €100,000 Euros to throw throw the race.
The UCI promised to look into the incident, but until the intervention of the Belgian courts in 2014 no action was taken.
According to Sky Sports News, the pair face a jail term of between six months and three years and fines of up to €600,000 if they are found guilty, although both riders deny the accusations.