Ex-Belgian racer Johan Museeuw receives jail time
By BikeRadar | Tuesday, December 16, 2008 4.26pm
Belgium's Johan Museeuw (C) (Quick Step) rides on a cobblestone road during the 102nd Paris-Roubaix cycling race, 11 April 2004. DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images
Retired Belgian pro cyclist Johan Museeuw, who last raced for QuickStep in 2004, received a 10-month suspended jail sentence Tuesday for his involvement in a 2003 doping scandal, according to a recent AP report.
Museeuw, a multiple Paris-Roubaix winner and 1996 World Road champion, was accused of possessing endurance-enhancing erythropoietin (EPO) and Aranesp. The 43-yar-old Museeuw had been banned for two years by Belgium's national cycling federation, and confessed in 2007.
The Belgian now runs his bicycle company, Museeuw Bikes, from Lokeren, Belgium.
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