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.
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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.
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