The exciter Stefan denifl faces a penalty of up to ten years in prison for an accusation of sports fraud derived from its involvement in the Aderlass operation, which uncovered a doping network in Germany and Austria
Although it has been retired since December 2018, officially still sanctioned by the ICU and is being tried at the Innsbruck regional court for misleading sponsors and organizers between 2014 and 2018.
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He could be sentenced to 10 years in jail
According to the newspaper 20 minutesIn Austria, such cases go beyond a sanction andand judge to earn 580.000 euros thanks to the use of doping substances.
If convicted, he will face a 10 year jail sentence.
He started doping after his knee injury
During the trial, the ex-cyclist has made some harsh statements in which it ensures that started doping after a knee injury and he was doing it for five years:
«I am not a criminal. I would not have obtained a contract without doping«. "I didn't want to compete anymore, I wanted to be with my son, I finally wanted to have a life, "Denifl declared.
In cycling there is 90% doping There is no clean cyclist »
His lawyer did not hide that Denifl «aHe ruined his health and sometimes ran races putting his life at risk ”, but noted that“ in cycling there is 90 percent doping. There is no super clean cyclist ».
In addition, both he and his lawyer have tried to pull the blanket saying that many teams are aware that their cyclists are doping.
This same justification has already been made by other cyclists convicted of doping before