Petacchi quits Giro d’Italia after UCI accuse him of potential doping violation

Alessandro Petacchi has left the Giro d’Italia and revealed he has seven days to provide his initial defence, after being notified by the UCI he is under investigation for a ‘potential Anti-Doping Rules Violations’ for his links to the Operation Aderlass blood doping ring.

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