Italians Re-open Pantani Case Over Murder Suspicion

by Laure BRUMONT ROME, Aug 02, 2014 (AFP) - Public prosecutors in Italy have reopened the case into the death of former cycling champion Marco Pantani after new evidence emerged. The news led to several Italian media regurgitating the theory that 'Il Pirata' was murdered in 2004. "We have just received documents sent by those close to (Pantani) and we have opened an … [Read more...]

US Prosecutors End Lance Armstrong Probe With No Charges

LOS ANGELES, Feb 3, 2012 - US prosecutors said Friday they had dropped their investigation into seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong and other cyclists without bringing criminal charges. A statement by US attorney Andre Birotte jnr said Birotte's office "is closing an investigation into allegations of federal criminal conduct by members and associates of a professional … [Read more...]

Italy Team Boss Under Investigation

ROME, Oct 12, 2011 (AFP) - Italy team boss Paolo Bettini, a former world champion, is under investigation by the prosecutor in Padua for abuse of office. Bettini is accused of having alerted a cyclist to an anti-doping test, however he claims that was normal. Bettini is supposed to have told a cyclist about a test ahead of the 2010 World Championships in Melbourne. "As part … [Read more...]

Dr. Ferrari Demands To Be Heard By The Court

Italian fitness coach Michele Ferrari who is under a broad inquiry into doping in cycling, has asked to be heard by prosecutor Padua Benedetto Roberti, it is being reported said by his lawyer's statement. The statement also stands against "violations of secrecy instruction, which does certainly not come from the magistrate who led the investigation. " Dr. Michele Ferrari serve notice and … [Read more...]

Armstrong Confident Of Being “Vindicated”

ADELAIDE, Australia - Lance Armstrong said Friday he is confident of being vindicated following the most recent report to focus the doping spotlight on the Tour de France icon. Armstrong is the subject of a federal investigation in the United States after allegations of doping leveled by disgraced former teammate Floyd Landis, who was stripped of his 2006 Tour de France title for … [Read more...]

UCI Asks For Probes On Cyclists Accused By Landis

GENEVA, May 26, 2010 - Cycling's governing body UCI said Wednesday that it has asked for probes to be carried out on four riders who have been accused by disgraced US cyclist Floyd Landis for doping. "The International Cycling Union (UCI) has confirmed that it yesterday morning requested the relevant National Federations to carry out inquiries of the accusations made by Mr Floyd Landis … [Read more...]

UCI Demand Ullrich Investigation Is Reopened

BERLIN, March 25, 2010 (AFP) - Ex-Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich could still face legal proceedings over the 2006 doping scandal which led to his retirement from cycling, the sport's governing body the UCI said Thursday. A UCI spokesman has confirmed to German sports agency SID they have appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the Swiss Olympic Committee's decision … [Read more...]

Tour de France Doping Investigation Opened

Paris prosecutors on Tuesday revealed that they have launched an investigation after the discovery of suspicious medical equipment including "syringes and drips" during the Tour de France in July. The inquiry will be carried out by police officers from the Center for the Prevention of Damage to the Environment and Public Health (OCLAESP), prosecutors added. The probe was launched last … [Read more...]