UCI to investigate Vinokourov Liege bribe claims

Lexandre Vinokourov wins Liege-Bastogne-Liege 2010

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) is investigating claims Alexandre Vinokourov bought his 2010 Liège-Bastogne-Liège win. The sports governing body announced overnight it is acting on fresh evidence from the Italian Padua investigation, which alleges a £120,000 pay-off.

It said that it will ask to meet with Vinokourov and runner-up Alexandr Kolobnev and that their teams, Astana and Katusha, will have their licences re-evaluated.

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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.