Austrian duo Denifl and Preidler confess to blood doping

Austrian duo Denifl and Preidler confess to blood doping

Joe Robinson 4 Mar 2019 Denifl confesses blood doping to police during career while Preidler claims he had blood withdrawn but never reinfused Vuelta a Espana stage winner Stefan Denifl has confessed to blood doping during his career, according to Austrian media sources. Reports in Austrian newspaper Kronen Zeitung and broadcaster ORF reported that Denifl had confessed to blood doping and had subsequently been released from custody. It also claimed that the 31-year-old is likely to face a criminal charge for sporting fraud. This charge carries a maximum prison sentence of three years in Austria. The questioning of Denifl was part of a wider operation from Austrian police that saw the arresting of five athletes at the Nordic Ski World Championships being held in Seefeld, Austria. Denifl was currently out of contract following the folding of Aqua Blue Sport at the back end of 2018. He had signed a contract ...

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