Pezcyclingnews: Eurotrash Pre-lombardia Thursday!


Jan 3, 2005
The Giro di Lombardia finishes off the Classics season on Sunday, but we had the Tre Valli Varesine and the prologue of the Tour de l’Euromtropole on Wednesday to take care of first. Team news from Lombardy, plus results and video from Varese and l’Euromtropole. Did Vino buy Liege? Milano-Torino and Granpiemonte preview, contract and sponsor news and a little more of Sagan. A packed EuroTrash Thursday.TOP STORY: Vinokourov and Kolobnev to Stand Trial?Alexander Vinokourov and Alexandr Kolobnev are possibly to stand trial in Belgium on charges of corruption from the 2010 Liege-Bastonge-Liege. It is alleged that Kolobnev sold the race win to Vinokourov for 100,000 and Belgian authorities are soon to decide if there is enough evidence to go to criminal court. If found guilty the pair could face a prison sentence and a fine of between 300,000 and 600,000. Both deny the charges.The buying and selling of a race is not new, but you have to be in the break to buy it. Once the split has come and you have a gap that looks like it will go all the way to the finish, then you can start bartering. Maybe it is unethical, but the race has been decided and the arrangement will suit everyone concerned, except maybe the losing team, unless they are in on the split. More often it can be an arrangement of; ‘you help me today and I’ll help you tomorrow’. Freddy Maertens and Roger De Vlaeminck even signed a contract that De...

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