March 17, 2006
Johan Museeuw to be tried for doping
Former world champion Johan Museeuw will stand trial for his part in a ring alleged to have funneled EPO and other doping substances from a Belgian veterinarian to pro riders.
Museeuw, now working as director of public relations for Quick Step, denies the charges. He was banned for two years by Belgium's cycling federation for his part in the group.
Also among the 11 charged is Mario De Clercq, who has 3 world cross titles.
High-tech angle: Prosecutors claim to have transcripts of text messages back and forth between Museeuw and the vet.