Alexandre Vinokourov and Alexandr Kolobnev formally accused over Liege-Bastogne-Liege bribe

Judge in Liege indicted Alexandre Vinokourov and Alexandr Kolobnev in May over alleged payment to secure 2010 Liege-Bastogne-Liege race win

Lexandre Vinokourov wins Liege-Bastogne-Liege 2010

Alexandre Vinokourov and Alexandr Kolobnev were formally accused in May for corruption after Vinokourov allegedly paid Kolobnev for the 2010 Liege-Bastogne-Liege race win.

According to a report on website, Vinokourov (riding for Astana) paid Russian pro Kolobnev (riding for Katusha) a total of €150,000 to secure the 2010 Liege victory. Liege judge Philippe Richard indicted both parties with a charge of private corruption in May, but the information has only just come to light. The case may take months to be resolved.

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