Austrian Stefan Matschiner will serve only a month in jail for attempted blood doping and supply of illegal substances
Austrians drop trafficking charges against Kohl and Rasmussen
The Austrian anti-doping watchdog NADA is poised to initiate procedures against a number of athletes and trainers for their alleged involvement with a controversial blood laboratory in Vienna.
The Vienna laboratory Humanplasma hit back on Tuesday at claims that it stood at the center of a massive doping network, naming instead several well-known coaches for the first time.
Bernhard Kohl ? the Austrian rider who tested positive for the blood-booster CERA during last year’s Tour de France ? admitted that blood doping was the most effective way to cheat. In an extensive interview with the French sports daily L’Equipe, Kohl said extractions of blood began nearly a year before competition.