CYCLING:The leading one-day cyclist of the last two decades, the Belgian Johan Museeuw, has become the biggest casualty in the sport's wave of doping scandals when he confessed that he had used banned drugs, reports William Fotheringham.
"I wanted to finish my career on a high note and I did things that really could not be done," said Museeuw (41), who retired in 2004. "I did things which were not 100 per cent by the rules."
Museeuw won the world road race championship in 1996 and a total of 11 World Cup races during his 17-year career, including his country's biggest event, the Tour of Flanders, three times and the cobbled Paris-Roubaix twice.
He will go on trial later this year on drugs charges following a police investigation into a former vet who is accused of supplying Museeuw and others with banned substances.