Paolo Bettini

In a brief press release, Stuttgart City Council have confirmed that they have lost the case to try and stop Paolo Bettini from racing on Sunday. The World Champion can take part because Stuttgart District Court have ruled that the July anti-doping pledge, which Bettini refused to sign in its entirety, is not legally binding.

?The Lord Mayor of Stuttgart and the Stuttgart Mayor [Minister] for Sport regret the court?s ruling. The city will accept the decision and will not be taking any further legal steps.? the statement says

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