Pellizotti faces two-year ban for bio passport anomaly

Franco Pellizotti wins

Italian rider Franco Pellizotti faces a likely two-year suspension based on his irregular biological passport levels.

Yesterday, the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) recommended the suspension to the Italian anti-doping tribunal (TNA). The TNA will likely make its decision by the end of August.

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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.