TechPowered By

More tech

Petacchi decision appealed

By:
Cycling News
Published:
July 27, 2007, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 22, 2009, 20:09 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News for July 27, 2007
Petacchi must now await a ruling from the CAS

Petacchi must now await a ruling from the CAS

view thumbnail gallery

Despite being cleared by the Italian Cycling Federation's disciplinary committee earlier this week...

Despite being cleared by the Italian Cycling Federation's disciplinary committee earlier this week for suspicion of doping, Team Milram's Alessandro Petacchi's problems may not be over yet. Only two days after being cleared, the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) said that it would appeal the FCI's decision in the Court of Arbitration for Sport. CONI attorney Ettore Torri, who initially recommended a one-year suspension when the case was handed to FCI, announcement the appeal overnight.

The Milram sprinter tested non-negative for the asthma medication Salbutamol during the Giro d'Italia. Team Milram suspended the rider immediately, ending the star sprinter's hopes of contesting the Tour de France, but reinstated him this week when he was cleared by the FCI.

The UCI had also indicated that it might appeal the decision, with president Pat McQuaid reporting the organisation would request documents relating to the case from the Italian bodies. SW

Back to top

Tags:
news