Ex-Belgian racer Johan Museeuw receives jail time

Former QuickStep rider admitted guilt in 2007

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.

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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.

Former cyclist Belgian Johan Museeuw (R) gives a press conference next to his lawyer Jozef Lievens (L), 23 January 2007 in Kortrijk, in which he admitted to have used doping products during his cycling years.
Former cyclist belgian johan museeuw (r) gives a press conference next to his lawyer jozef lievens (l), 23 january 2007 in kortrijk, in which he admitted to have used doping products during his cycling years.:
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The Belgian now runs his bicycle company, Museeuw Bikes, from Lokeren, Belgium.

Johan Museeuw poses with his flax carbon bike in his booth at the 2008 Interbike Show in Las Vegas.
Johan museeuw poses with his flax carbon bike in his booth at the 2008 interbike show in las vegas.: johan museeuw poses with his flax carbon bike in his booth at the 2008 interbike show in las vegas.
Gary Boulanger