Cyclist banned 3 months for seeing banned doctor

Former Giro d'Italia winner Michele Scarponi has been banned for three months by the Italian Olympic Committee for seeing banned physician Michele Ferrari. Scarponi admitted this year that he had two tests under Ferrari's supervision on the Monzuno climb near Bologna in September, 2010, but said he didn't know the doctor was banned. Ferrari was banned for life by the...
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December 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Top riders linked to banned doctor

At least 15 more cyclists are being linked to Lance Armstrong's banned Italian sport doctor in an intricate scheme of money laundering, tax evasion and widespread doping. The Gazzetta dello Sport reports that former Giro d'Italia winners Michele Scarponi and Denis Menchov, and this year's Olympic champion Alexandre Vinokourov, are under investigation for doping under...
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October 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Scarponi doping hearing on Ferrari links postponed

Italian anti-doping prosecutors have postponed the questioning of Michele Scarponi over his alleged links to a doctor, who was banned from cycling for consulting with athletes on banned substances. Scarponi's questioning was scheduled for Wednesday, but the Italian National Olympic Committee says it has accepted the cyclist's request to reschedule it for some time after...
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June 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Stage 14 odds

Stage number 14 is the first high moutain stage. The first 140 km of the stage it flaand then the climb to Col de Joux starts. It's a 22.5 km long climb with a 7 % gradient. Then it's a technical the descent before the last climb of the stage begins. Thefinal climb is 27 km long with an 5.5 average gradiant. The odds on this stage is: Domenico Pozzovivo 5.5, Joaquim Rodriguez...
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May 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Tiralongo Triumphant, Hesjedal Leap Frogs Into Leader’s Jersey – 95th Giro d’italia, Stage 7

The first mountain top finish of this year's Giro d'Italia would go to Italian, Paolo Tiralongo of the Astana Pro Team. Locked in an uphill duel with countryman, Michele Scarponi (Lampre - ISD), during the closing kilometers of Stage 6 to Rocca di Cambio, Tiralongo patiently bided his time before jettisoning past Scarponi for the win. Frank Schleck (RadioShack-Nissan)...
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May 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Scarponi to get Contador's pink Giro jersey

Giro d'Italia organizers are planning to present Michele Scarponi with the pink jersey as last year's champion after Alberto Contador was stripped of the honor for doping. Giro general director Michele Acquarone told The Associated Press that the presentation will be held next Thursday in Denmark, two days before this year's race kicks off with three stages in the Scandinavian...
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April 26, 2012  |  Discuss

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