Hondo tells Aderlass trial he doped with Petacchi

Danilo Hondo and Alessandro Petacchi at Lampre in 2010
Danilo Hondo and Alessandro Petacchi at Lampre in 2010 (Image credit: Getty Images)

Danilo Hondo has told a court in Munich that he and his Lampre teammate Alessandro Petacchi used services from Doctor Mark Schmidt for blood doping during the 2012 season. In testimony during the Operation Aderlass trial on Tuesday, Hondo stated that he and Petacchi had undergone blood transfusions in the same room.

"If you have a relationship so close that it was almost fraternal, then you have no problem being doped together in one room," Hondo told the Munich Regional Court, according to the DPA news agency.

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