Priamo exonerated, Sella "told the truth"

Italian Matteo Priamo was exonerated on Friday of charges that he supplied doping products to his former teammate Emanuele Sella. The Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) had requested that Priamo, a former CSF Group Navigare rider, be given a four-year ban, reportedly for having been named by Sella as his supplier of the EPO variant CERA (trade name Mircera).

Sella confessed to using the drug and was given a reduced one-year suspension in December for cooperating with the anti-doping authorities. He was reported to have named Priamo as his supplier, but Priamo's attorneys were able to discredit Sella's testimony in the hearing with the National Anti-Doping Tribunal in Rome this week.

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