Johan Museeuw won’t challenge his ban at the Court for Arbitration in Sport, 2,000 pay respects to K
PICTURE BY TIM DE WAELE Johan Museeuw’s lawyer, Jozef Lievens, has said that the former Classics star will not be appealing to the Court for Arbitration in Sport (CAS) against the two-year suspension he recently received from the Belgian federation as a result of his as yet unspecified involvement in a doping case. The case involves veterinarian Jos Landuyt and soigneur Herman Versele, who are accused of the trafficking of doping substances. Belgian pros Jo Planckaert and Chris Peers have also been suspended on the basis of evidence heard but not yet made public in the same case. Lievens told the Belgian press that he is studying “other options” with regard to Museeuw’s next move in the case, but did not specify what these might be. Planckaert announced at the end of last month that he would be appealing to the CAS, while Peers said he would not and announced his retirement from competition. – At least 2,000 people turned out to pay their respects to former world road champion Gerrie Knetemann at his funeral service in Alkmaar, Holland, on Monday. Knetemann died last week aged 53 after suffering a heart attack. Knetemann’s coffin was carried by his former racing colleagues Aad van den Hoek, Henk Lubberding, Jacques Hanegraaf, Piet van Katwijk and Jac van Meer, and by his former soigneur Ruud Bakker.