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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

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Alexander Vinokourov & Alexander Kolobnev to face race-fixing trial

This is from Agence France Presse:

Alexander Vinokourov is accused of having paid Russian Alexander Kolobnev 150,000 euros ($178,000) to let him win the 2010 Liege-Bastogne-Liege prestigious one-day classic

Former Olympic champion cyclist Alexander Vinokourov is to face trial for corruption in Belgium over allegations he paid a rival to let him win a major race.

The 44-year-old Kazakh, who won Olympic road race gold in London in 2012 having served a two-year doping ban from 2007-09, is accused of having paid Russian Alexander Kolobnev 150,000 euros ($178,000) to let him win the 2010 Liege-Bastogne-Liege prestigious one-day classic.

Alexander Vinokourov

Alexander Vinokourov wins the 2010 Liege-Bastone-Liege

Alexander Kolobnev

Alexander Kolobnev followed in six seconds later.

He will stand trial in Liege on March 13, 2018, the Belgian public prosecutor said on Tuesday.

Kolobnev will also stand trial.

The two riders are accused of having come to an agreement to let Vinokourov win the Liege race in April 2010 after they had broken clear of the pack and looked set to contest the victory.

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UCI appoints former road racer Jean-Christophe Péraud as Manager of Equipment and the Fight Against Technological Fraud

Bike Europe sent me this news:

AIGLE, Switzerland – The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) has recently announced the appointment of Jean-Christophe Péraud as Manager of Equipment and the Fight Against Technological Fraud. 40-year-old Jean-Christophe Péraud was a professional road cyclist from 2010 to 2016. Leader of the UCI WorldTeam AG2R La Mondiale, he finished second in the Tour de France in 2014.

As Manager of Equipment and the Fight Against Technological Fraud, Jean-Christophe Péraud will notably be in charge of the UCI’s management of approval procedures for equipment and clothing used in competition, the management of projects concerning the use of new technologies in cycling events, and the fight against technological fraud.

Jean-Schristophe Peraud

Jean-Christophe Péraud stocks up before the start of stage 19 of the 2014 Tour de France.

Born in Toulouse, France, 40-year-old Jean-Christophe Péraud was a professional road cyclist from 2010 to 2016. Leader of the UCI WorldTeam AG2R La Mondiale, he finished second in the Tour de France in 2014. Previously, from 1998 to 2009, he was a top international mountain bike athlete, and won the silver medal in this discipline at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Throughout his sporting career, he had the opportunity to collaborate regularly with different manufacturers in the cycling world.

Jean-Christophe Péraud holds a University Technological Diploma (Diplôme universitaire de technologie – DUT) in chemical engineering, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in process engineering, and a Diploma in energy and environmental engineering obtained at the National Institute of Applied Sciences (Institut National des Sciences Appliquées – INSA) in Lyon (France). During a large part of his career as an elite athlete, Jean-Christophe Péraud worked as an engineer, initially as an Engineer in continuous improvement projects at the Creusot Forge (France) before, until recently, holding the position of engineer in thermal hydraulics for Areva, a French multinational company in the energy sector.

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