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Bugno summonsed over doping affair

Former world champion Gianni Bugno has been summonsed to appear before a Belgian court relating to his alleged involvement in a doping affair which dates back to 1999, the public prosecutor told AFP in Brussels on Friday. Swiss-born Bugno, who was world road race champion in both 1991 and 1992, will face questions over a suspect packet addressed to him while he was a Mapei team rider two years ago during the Trois Jours de La Panne race. The packet, which turned out to contain amphetamines, was handed over to the authorities by delivery firm DHL. Magistrates in Belgium will also question

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By VeloNews Interactive Wire Services, Copyright AFP 2001

Former world champion Gianni Bugno has been summonsed to appear before a Belgian court relating to his alleged involvement in a doping affair which dates back to 1999, the public prosecutor told AFP in Brussels on Friday. Swiss-born Bugno, who was world road race champion in both 1991 and 1992, will face questions over a suspect packet addressed to him while he was a Mapei team rider two years ago during the Trois Jours de La Panne race.

The packet, which turned out to contain amphetamines, was handed over to the authorities by delivery firm DHL. Magistrates in Belgium will also question Bugno’s father Giacomo Bugno, the Mapei team’s former trainer Tiziano Morassut, and Belgian pro Edouard Vanhulst.

The foursome will learn on January 4, the date for the court hearing, whether they will face a higher court, and prosecution possibilities.

Copyright AFP 2001