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Vinokourov calls for corruption case to be tossed

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Brussels - Former Olympic cycling champion Alexandre Vinokourov, accused of buying his victory in the Liege-Bastogne-Liege race in 2010, on Monday called for the case to be thrown out by Belgian investigators.

The 43-year-old Kazakh - the 2012 London Games road race winner - denies agreeing a deal with Russian Alexandr Kolobnev hundreds of metres before the finish line while they were both leading the Belgian classic race.

Vinokourov is alleged to have agreed to pay Kolobnev 150 000 to win the race.

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