Banned Doping Doctor Michele Ferrari Denies Team Astana Link

by Justin DAVIS MILAN, Dec 09, 2014 (AFP) - A doctor banned for life for doping offences involving top athletes including Lance Armstrong has hit back at reports of a secret meeting with members of the embattled Astana cycling team. A report in Gazzetta dello Sport on Monday claimed Dr Michele Ferrari, reputed for his expertise in helping athletes avoid detection while … [Read more...]

I Never Saw Armstrong Dope, Says Ferrari

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PARIS, Dec 17, 2012 - Lance Armstrong's former doctor Michele Ferrari on Friday insisted he had never seen the disgraced seven-time Tour de France winner dope. Ferrari, who like the American has been banned for life by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), also said that he had virtually no relationship with the other cyclists who accused him of being at the centre of the scandal. … [Read more...]

Scarponi Faces Ban From CONI For Ferrari Visits

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TURIN, Italy, Nov 20, 2012 (AFP) - Former Tour of Italy winner Michele Scarponi is facing a three-month ban, the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) said 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 center of the Lance Armstrong doping scandal. Ferrari is one of several … [Read more...]

Michele Scarponi Suspended By Team Lampre

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

PARIS, Nov 6, 2012 (AFP) - The Lampre team have suspended Italian rider Michele Scarponi, winner of the 2011 Tour of Italy, for contacts with controversial doctor Michele Ferrari, banned for life following a US doping investigation, cyclingnews.com reported on Tuesday. "We have followed our internal medical procedure and Michele has been suspended by the team doctor Carlo … [Read more...]

Rominger Denies Links To Ferrari Doping Network

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LAUSANNE, Oct 29, 2012 (AFP) - Former Swiss rider Tony Rominger has denied his management company has links to what Italian investigators believe is a network designed to finance doping, aid tax evasion and launder money. Italian officials are investigating sports doctor Michele Ferrari's activities in the wake of a report by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) which accused him of … [Read more...]

Ferrari Plays Down Doping In Book

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MILAN, Oct 24, 2012 (AFP) - The Italian sports doctor Michele Ferrari accused of playing a key role in Lance Armstrong's elaborate doping program has played down his links to the disgraced US rider in a new book, a report said Wednesday. Michele Ferrari remains at the center of a doping investigation that could see him charged with conspiracy to smuggle, trade, administer and take … [Read more...]

Ferrari Meeting Had ‘Nothing To Do With Doping’ Says Cadel Evans

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SYDNEY, Oct 22, 2012 - Australia's Tour de France winner Cadel Evans has acknowledged meeting a doctor at the center of an international cycling scandal, but said they never discussed doping. Evans, 35, who won last year's Tour de France, said he spoke to Michele Ferrari in 2000 and has had no contact with the Italian since then. Ferrari has been handed a lifetime ban by the … [Read more...]

Scarponi, Menchov Get Snared In Doping Report

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

MILAN, Oct 19, 2012 (AFP) - Investigators probing Lance Armstrong's former sports doctor now have evidence linking former Giro d'Italia winners Michele Scarponi and Denis Menchov to Michele Ferrari, a report said Friday. Ferrari has already been handed a lifetime ban by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for his role in what it termed as the biggest doping programme in sporting … [Read more...]

Banned Ferrari Denies Doping Allegations

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WASHINGTON, Oct 17, 2012 - Michele Ferrari, the former doctor of disgraced US cyclist Lance Armstrong, has denied accusations that he was a key figure in the doping scheme, he said in statement posted on his website Wednesday. The Italian was handed a life ban in July by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), which in August issued a life ban to Armstrong and stripped him of his seven … [Read more...]

Armstrong Doc ‘Showed Me How To Dope’

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MILAN, Oct 12, 2012 (AFP) - Former cycling pro Leonardo Bertagnolli claimed that a doctor accused of overseeing Lance Armstrong's doping programme also advised him how to use performance-enhancing drugs, according to a legal document. The 34-year-old Italian, who quit the sport in June amid doping allegations, told prosecutors in Padua in 2011 that Michele knew all the tricks to beat … [Read more...]