Franco Pellizotti acquitted by Italian Olympic Committee

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Italian Franco Pellizotti is free to return to racing today and the UCI's biological passport is under fire following an acquittal by the Italian anti-doping tribunal (TNA).

Pellizotti had faced a possible two-year ban for irregular passport readings prior to winning the mountains classification at the Tour de France last year.

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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.