French cyclist doping doctor is jailed for a year.

A failed appeal against a two-year sentence means that former cycling medical adviser Bernard Sainz will have to spend a year in jail.

The former soigneur was implicated in the 1998 Tour de France Festina scandal, and in 2002, Sainz was stopped at a traffic control and a haul of illegal substances was found.

A subsequent search of cyclist Frank Vandenbroucke’s house revealed EPO, morphine and clenbuterole, which helps building muscle mass. Vandenbroucke died in October last year of a pulmonary embolism.

On Thursday, a Paris court rejected Sainz’s appeal against his sentence after being convicted of “incitement to doping” and illegally practising medicine in 1998 and 1999.

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