Lance Armstrong’s doping guru Ferrari named in WADA's banned list

"WADA is increasingly of the belief that athletes do not dope alone" says anti-doping organisation as it lists banned sports personnel

Dr Michele Ferrari Photo: Yuzuru Sunada

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) named Michele Ferrari, Lance Armstrong's long-term training guru, in a list of 114 banned support personnel it published on Monday. An association with those named on the list by athletes – even if not caught doping – can lead to a suspension.

The 62-year-old Italian was banned from working with athletes in his own country in 2002 and blocked worldwide in the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) case against Armstrong in 2012.

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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.