Ivan Basso, who was withdrawn by Team CSC on the eve of the Tour de France after he was implicated in the Operacion Puerto doping scandal, will not be defending his Tour of Denmark title according to AP. Basso also won four of the six stages last year.
"Basso has been suspended from the CSC team until further notice," team spokesman Brian Nygaard said yesterday. "That means until we get some kind of clarification. So he is not competing in Denmark."
Basso's name was not on the CSC lineup for the six-stage race in Denmark which starts today in Frederikshavn, in northern Denmark.