Disgraced Belgian cyclist to stand trial
28 January 2004
BRUSSELS – Belgian cyclist Frank Vandenbroucke will stand trial for possession of illegal performance-enhancing drugs, Belgian magistrates have confirmed.
He is set to appear in court in March and risks five years in prison if found guilty.
The authorities seized nine different banned substances at Vandenbroucke’s home in 2002.
Vandenbroucke’s lawyer now has two weeks in which to appeal against the magistrates’ decision.
The Flemish cycling federation banned the cyclist from competition for six months in 2002 after the discovery of the substances.
[Copyright Expatica News 2004]
Subject: Belgian news