Italian cyclists Dario Frigo, Alberto Elli and Giuseppe Di Grande have each been sentenced to six months imprisonment and a fine of 12,000 Euros for doping offences during the 2001 Giro d'Italia. San Remo-based judge Paolo Luppi suspended the sentences.
Masseur Primo Pregnolato was also condemned to eight months in jail and a fine of 6,000 Euros, but he, too, will not have to go to prison. Cyclists Domenico Romano and Ermanno Brignoli were also found guilty. Masseur Fernandez Francesco Javier and riders Pavel Padrnos, Giampaolo Mondini, Daniele De Paoli, Stefano Zanini and Giuliano Figueras were acquitted.