IVAN BASSO DOPING VERDICT DUE THIS WEEK

Basso: next stop Le Tour

Ivan Basso has said he is optimistic that he will be cleared of doping and will soon be able to race again after the second hearing of the Italian Olympic Committee doping commission on Friday, September 29.

During the hour-long hearing, Basso?s lawyer Massimo Martelli presented new evidence in his defence and formally asked for the case to be closed. The Italian Olympic Committee said a decision would be announced in the next few days.

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