Scarponi Banned For Ferrari Visits

Tiralongo About To get The Best of Scarponi on Giro Stage 7

ROME, Dec 13, 2012 (AFP) - Former Tour of Italy winner Michele Scarponi was on Thursday banned for three months by the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) over his contacts 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 … [Read more...]

Ballan and Cunego Called Before CONI Over Doping

ROME, Aug 2, 2011 (AFP) - Former Tour of Italy winner Damiano Cunego and former world champion Alessandro Ballan have been called before the Italian Olympic Committee's (CONI) anti-doping prosecutor. Both Cunego, who finished seventh in last month's Tour de France, and Ballan, world champion in 2008, are accused of having consumed doping products. The charges relate to an investigation … [Read more...]

Ricco Suspended By Italian Olympic Committee

ROME, June 10, 2011 (AFP) - Controversial Italian cyclist Riccardo Ricco was on Friday suspended by his country's national Olympic committee's (CONI) anti-doping body, a source said. The ban applies to events inside Italy as well as abroad. The 27-year-old Ricco had already been suspended on Wednesday by the Italian cycling federation on health grounds, four months after he went … [Read more...]

Ricco Doping Gets Him Fired Again

PARIS, Feb 19, 2011 - Disgraced Italian cyclist Riccardo Ricco was sacked by his Vacansoleil team on Saturday for breaking team regulations, according to a statement released by the Dutch team. The 27-year-old had been called to explain himself to the team management after the Italian climbing specialist aroused suspicion when he was admitted to hospital last week suffering from a suspected … [Read more...]

Entire Italian Cycling Family Faces Doping Ban

ROME - Italian Olympic Committee (Coni) prosecutors have asked for an entire family to be banned for doping offenses related to a case involving Alessandro Petacchi. Coni has asked for Petacchi's Lampre team-mate Lorenzo Bernucci to be banned for six years, whilst also requesting four-year bans for the cyclist's wife Valentina Borgioli, brother Alessio Bernucci, mother Antonella Rossi and … [Read more...]

Caucchioli Suspended Two Years

Italian, Pietro Caucchioli, convicted of doping from abnormalities found in his biological passport was suspended for two years by the National Anti-Doping Tribunal of the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI). Caucchioli, 34, is one of five riders that the International Cycling Union (UCI) has accused of doping in June 2009 for the first time using the new weapon of deterrence, the biological … [Read more...]

Pellizotti Called Before Coni For Doping

ROME, May 4, 2010 (AFP) - Italian cyclist Franco Pellizotti was on Tuesday called before the Italian Olympic Committee's (Coni) anti-doping prosecutor to explain anomalies in his biological passport. The Liquigas star will appear before Coni on May 17. On Monday he was excluded from the Tour of Italy, due to begin on Saturday in the Netherlands, after the International Cycling Union … [Read more...]

Bosisio Gets Two-Year Doping Ban From Coni

ROME, April 28, 2010 - Italian Gabriele Bosisio was on Wednesday hit with a two-year doping ban by the Italian Olympic Committee (Coni) after testing positive for the banned blood-booster EPO. The 29-year-old ex-LPR team-mate of disgraced former Tour of Italy winner Danilo Di Luca, also serving a dope ban, tested positive in a surprise out of competition test last September. His ban … [Read more...]

Emanuele Sella Admits Doping At CONI Hearing

ROME, Aug 8, 2008 (AFP) - Italian cyclist Emanuele Sella admitted to taking the banned blood booster EPO at an Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) hearing here on Friday. After the hearing, in which he and Italian women's cyclist Marta Bastianelli were banned from all competitions, Sella issued a statement in which he admitted taking the drug. In the statement, Sella "honestly admitted … [Read more...]