Feillu says Vacansoleil should never have signed Riccò

Romain Feillu (Vacansoleil-DCM) has labelled Riccardo Riccò a “serial doper” and said that his team should never have signed the Italian. The Dutch squad parted company with Riccò last week amid allegations that his recent stint in hospital with a kidney ailment was caused by an autologous blood transfusion.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.