Petacchi banned for Salbutamol positive

Alessandro Petacchi

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has suspended Alessandro Petacchi for doping.

The Italian sprinter tested positive for Salbutamol during the 2007 Giro d'Italia. He has a Therapeutic Use Exemption certificate to take the drug via an inhaler because he suffers from asthma but the level of Salbutamol discovered was 320mg/ml above the 1000mg/ml limit allowed by his TUE.

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