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January 31, 2004

Dmitri Konyshev, teammates charged in alleged prostitute shakedown

Procycling.com | Konyshev arrested for alleged assault on prostitute

Konyshev, who was second to Greg Lemond in the 1989 world championships and third in 1992, has won four Tour stages over the years, was arrested after a Romanian prostitute in the Italian town of Motale claimed the 37-year-old Konyshev and three teammates tried to force her into a car, claiming they were police. She claims she escaped, but lost her purse containing 150 euros.

Konyshev and his teammates have been charged with assault, theft, and attempted kidnapping.

Posted by Frank Steele on January 31, 2004 in Tour news | Permalink