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by Matt de Neef
April 3, 2017
In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Philippe Gilbert wins the Tour of Flanders with thrilling 55km solo move; Coryn Rivera becomes first American to win the Tour of Flanders; Rare victory for Rory Sutherland at Vuelta Ciclista a La Rioja; Simon Yates victorious at GP Miguel Indurain; Sagan and Vanmarcke crash out of Flanders; Double mechanical ruins Boonen’s Flandrian fairytale; Gilbert outlines dream of winning all five Monuments; Mixed reception to Muur’s Flanders return; Vinokourov and Kolobnev to face court in May over Liege corruption allegation; Fallen endurance racer Mike Hall honoured in tribute rides.
Alexandre Vinokourov and Alexandr Kolobnev are set to appear in court on May 15 to face allegations of corruption regarding the 2010 Liege-Bastogne-Liege.
Vinokourov beat Kolobnev in that particular race, but in December 2011 Swiss magazine L’Illustre accused Vinokourov of paying Kolobnev €150,000 for the victory, with published emails later appearing to confirm an arrangement.
“It’s my private life,” Vinokourov told L’Illustre in 2011, denying any corruption. “It’s another story to blacken my name. I often loan money left and right.”
A court in Liege began to investigate the payments in 2014, and in 2015 it was recommended that the case go to trial.
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