Doctor Ferrari in denial over USADA case

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Dr Michele Ferrari fired back at the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and his accusers following the Lance Armstrong doping case. The Italian doctor is serving a life-time ban and faces possible criminal charges in Italy for smuggling, selling and administering drugs, tax evasion and money laundering.

"My name appears 480 times in the USADA report, Armstrong's only 200 times. They make me out to be wicked and diabolic, like the magical mixture of olive oil and testosterone to put under the tongue. Or suggesting that EPO disappears quicker when taken intravenously rather than injecting it under the skin," the Ferrari told Italy's Quotidiano newspaper. "Like Lance would say, it's all bullshit."

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.