Scarponi next for FCI

Michele Scarponi will face the Italian cycling federation (FCI) Disciplinary Commission Friday, July 13. The Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) anti-doping prosecutors requested an 18-month suspension for the 27 year-old cyclist from Le Marche.

Scarponi's date with the FCI follows ex-Discovery Channel rider Ivan Basso, who was implicated with Doctor Eufemiano Fuentes and issued a 24-month ban from racing. Scarponi was also linked with Fuentes, where he supposedly used the code name 'Zapatero' and 'Il Presidente.'

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