Vinokourov fights Liege-Bastogne-Liege bribe allegations

Alexandre Vinokourov wins, Liege-Bastogne-Liege 2010

Alexandre Vinokourov plans to fight off allegations that he bought his Liège-Bastogne-Liège win last year in Belgium. A Swiss newspaper published an article yesterday alleging the Kazakh cyclist paid €100,000 (£85,892) to Alexandr Kolobnev to ease off in the finale of the Ardennes Classic.

"I can't accept that gossiping about me," Vinokourov said in a press statement issued today by his Astana team. "My lawyers will also prosecute anyone who infringes on my integrity."

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