Classifieds | Archives | Jobs | About TGT | Contact | Subscribe
 | 
Last updated 23 minutes ago
Printer Friendly Version | TGT@Twitter | RSS Feed |
HOME LOCAL MIDEAST ASIA WORLD BUSINESS SPORT OPINION WRITERS
Scarponi faces three-month ban for Ferrari visits: CONI
November 22, 2012
 Print    Send to Friend

TURIN: Former Tour of Italy winner Michele Scarponi is facing a three-month ban, the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) said on Tuesday, for infringing rules on consulting prohibited persons.

Scarponi is one of many athletes alleged to have consulted with Michele Ferrari, the doctor at the centre of the Lance Armstrong doping scandal.

Ferrari is one of several individuals being investigated by prosecutors in Padua. He is accused of being at the centre of a sophisticated doping network involving athletes, sports agents and corrupt banking officials.

CONI confirmed in a statement on Tuesday that Scarponi, who rides for the Lampre team, as well as fellow Italian professional Giovanni Visconti of the Movistar team “faced three month bans for consulting with prohibited persons”.

Scarponi was handed the 2011 Tour of Italy title following the disqualification of Spaniard Alberto Contador.

The statement added that Scarponi had already been “suspended by his team after admitting in a CONI hearing on Nov.6 that he had met with Ferrari a couple of times”.

Former Milan-San Remo champion Filippo Pozzato was also handed a similar ban earlier this year which deprived him of a place at the Olympic Games, then the world championships.

CONI added that three-time Italian champion Visconti, meanwhile, has “always denied having met with prohibited persons”.

Scarponi claims that he only met with Ferrari for two tests at the end of the 2010 season and ceased the collaboration immediately afterwards on signing for Lampre.

Agence France-Presse
 

Add this page to your favorite Social Bookmarking websites
Comments
 
Post a comment
 
Name:
Country:
City:
Email:
Comment:
 
    
    
Related Stories
Determined to win gold at Rio: Mary Kom
MUMBAI: Five-time World boxing champion MC Mary Kom claims she is physically and mentally determined to win gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics, fulfilling the expectations of ..
Beijing, Almaty make final pitch for 2022 votes
KUALA LUMPUR: Beijing and Almaty made their final bids for the 2022 Winter Olympics with China’s basketball legend Yao Ming countering Kazakhstan’s prime minister in the ..
Dwyer sets new record, wins 200m
TORONTO: Jamaican sprinter Rasheed Dwyer broke a 44-year-old Pan American Games record on Thursday, a Canadian brother and sister won a combined four medals and a sexagen..
Paris throws hat into 2024 Games ring
PARIS: Paris entered the race for the 2024 Olympics on Tuesday, proclaiming the bid on Olympic Day in what promises to be a tightly fought contest. Paris, which failed..
Australian swimmer Palmer out of world C’ships after positive test
MELBOURNE: Kylie Palmer has withdrawn from Australia’s team for next month’s world championships in Russia after a positive drug test, Swimming Australia said on Thursday..
 
FRONTPAGE
 
GALLERY
 
PANORAMA
 
TIME OUT
 
SPORT
 
 
Advertise | Copyright