Giro Stage Winner Diego Ulissi Fails Drug Test

PARIS, June 25, 2014 (AFP) - Italian rider Diego Ulissi, who won two stages of this year's Giro d'Italia, failed a drugs test during the race, his team Lampre confirmed on Wednesday. The 24-year-old returned a positive test for salbutamol, a drug used to treat asthma, during the 11th stage on May 21 at Savone. Lampre said that Ulissi had revealed to testers at the time that he had … [Read more...]

Petacchi Not Talking About Doping Investigation

ROME- Tour de France sprint king Alessandro Petacchi will not be commenting on an investigation into alleged doping practices, his lawyer said Wednesday. During the Tour earlier this month it was revealed that Pettacchi had been summoned by the public prosecutor in Padova to answer questions regarding the use of banned substances. The Italian was allowed to continue competing in the … [Read more...]

Team and Lawyer Stand Up For Probe Victim Petacchi

PAU, France - Italian cyclist Alessandro Petacchi did not know he was being investigated for alleged doping practices prior to racing the Tour de France, the rider's lawyer said Tuesday. Petacchi, who is currently leading the race's green jersey points competition, is reportedly being investigated in Italy for using illegal drugs prior to the event. Organizers of the world's biggest … [Read more...]