Cycling legend Johan Museeuw and 10 other suspects will stand trial on drug charges, a Belgian court has ruled.
Museeuw retired from riding in 2004
Belgium's 1996 world road champion Museeuw is accused of possessing Aranesp and EPO, substances which boost the production of red blood cells.
All 11 suspects have denied the charges and Museeuw, 39, may appeal, according to his attorney Jozef Lievens.
Triple world cyclocross champion Mario De Clercq will appear with Museeuw, who retired from riding in 2004.
Museeuw, who is currently public relations chief at the Quick Step team, was banned for two years by the Belgian Cycling Federation for his alleged involvement in the scandal.
In 2003, police searched 20 homes, including Museeuw's, in a case involving veterinarian Jose Landuyt, who will appear accused of providing Museeuw with drugs.
Prosecutors say they have extensive documentation of text messages from mobile phones which Museeuw and Landuyt allegedly used to communicate.