Vinokourov and Kolobnev Charged With Bribery

BRUSSELS, Aug 20, 2014 (AFP) - Controversial former Kazakhstan rider Alexandre Vinokourov and Russian Alexandr Kolobnev have been charged with bribery by Belgian justice authorities and will face trial later this year, Belgian media reported on Wednesday. The now retired Olympic road race champion Vinokourov, 40, is accused of paying 33-year-old Kolobnev, who is still competing for the … [Read more...]

Doping Cheat Alexander Kolobnev Gets Dumped By Team Katusha

MOSCOW, Dec 21, 2011 - Russia's 2008 road race Olympic bronze medalist Alexander Kolobnev was not offered a new contract by the Katusha team on Tuesday following his disqualification from this year's Tour de France for a positive dope test. The team decided not to extend his contract for another year despite him receiving a light punishment from his national federation in October of a … [Read more...]