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Davide Rebellin Will Fight to Clear His Name of Doping Charges

davide rebellin will fight to clear his name of doping charges   Davide Rebellin Will Fight to Clear His Name of Doping Charges

Italian cyclist Davide Rebellin says he’s ready to fight to clear his name of allegations of doping in order to win the silver medal at the Beijing Summer Olympic Games. Rebellin tested positive for the blood-booster CERA, and the UCI has announced that it wants to disqualify Rebellin and take his prize money and Olympic medal. “Even though no one believes me that I am innocent and everyone just assumes I am guilty, I am going to return to competition and demonstrate who Davide Rebellin is,” says Davide, and he initiating an appeal process to fight the allegations. Stay tuned for more information on this matter.

Via Velo News….

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Jongewaard Loses Jail Sentence Appeal

jongewaard loses jail sentence appeal   Jongewaard Loses Jail Sentence Appeal

Chris Jongewaard, an Australian pro cross-country mountain biker, will remain in jail after he lost an appeal after being involved in a hit-and-run accident back in 2007. The accident involved Jongewaard’s former training partner, Matthew Rex. While celebrating Rex’s 22nd birthday, Jongewaard drove his car into Rex, leaving him with career-ending injuries; a broken back, fractured leg, broken hip, a punctured lung, internal bleeding, and severed arteries. “It’s a significant fact that, for all Mr. Jongewaard knew, he had left someone seriously injured and lying on the roadway, exposed to further damage from motor cars,” says Chief Justice John Doyle. Jongewaard will remain incarcerated until at least June 2010.

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