Alessandro Petacchi among four more riders to be suspended in Austrian blood doping scandal

Alessandro Petacchi among four more riders to be suspended in Austrian blood doping scandal

Joe Robinson 15 May 2019 UCI suspend riders involved in Operation Aderlass investigation following investigation The UCI has notified four further riders, including 22-time Giro d'Italia stage winner Alessandro Petacchi, of potential Anti-Doping Rules Violations based on information received from the ongoing Austrian blood doping investigation. Current WorldTour riders Kristijan Durasek ( UAE-Team Emirates ) and Koren Kristijan ( Bahrain-Merida ), alongside former pro-turned-Bahrain Merida sports director Bozic Borut, join Pettachi as the latest names to be tied to Operation Aderlass. All four riders have been provisionally suspended with immediate effect, with the UCI confirming this in a statement on Wednesday 15th May. 'Based on information received from the law enforcement authorities of Austria, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) has notified the following individuals of potential Anti-Doping Rules Violations (ADRV): Bozic Borut, Kristijan Durasek, Kristijan Korean and Alessandro Petacchi,' read the statement. 'The UCI has also provisionally suspended the above-mentioned ...

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