Lampre-Merida still refuses to race Michele Scarponi

Michele Scarponi

Lampre-Merida is considering what to do with Michele Scarponi following his second doping suspension. The Italian team is refusing to race Scarponi after seeing his ties to banned doctor Michele Ferrari and listening to the concerns of its sponsors.

"He's still suspended," Lampre's press officer, Andrea Appiani told Cycling Weekly. "This week, he's due to meet with [general manager, Giuseppe] Saronni."

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