Dr Michele Ferrari denies claims he helped Astana team

Banned doping doctor Michele Ferrari issues statement on his website dismissing allegations he met with Astana team as 'media bullshit'

Dr Michele Ferrari

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

'Media bullshit' is how banned medic Dr Michele Ferrari has reacted to reports that he met up with members of the Astana team at a training camp in November 2013.

Italian paper La Gazzetta dello Sport reported on Monday that it had obtained photos of Ferrari purportedly at an Astana training camp at Montecatini Terme ahead of the 2014 season. Ferrari is serving a lifetime ban from dealing with professional cycling for his role in organised doping within the sport.

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Nigel Wynn
Former Associate Editor

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.