Paolini misses Giro following anti-doping hearing

Luca Paolini will miss the Giro d'Italia after Acqua & Sapone team manager Palmiro Masciarelli overlooked him in the final selection. The Italian sprinter was heard by the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) yesterday for his alleged involvement in the 2006 Operazione Athena doping investigation.

The Olympic Committee is still to issue its decision. To date, there has been no sporting nor criminal sanctions against Paolini, winner of Settimana Lombardia stage six last month.

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