Alessandro Petacchi

Italian sprinter Alessandro Petacchi (Milram) has been cleared of doping by the Italian Cycling Federation.

Following a three hour hearing in Rome on Tuesday morning, the panel of disciplinary judges accepted Petacchi?s detailed explanation of why a level of 1300ng/ml of Salbutamol were found in his urine sample given after the stage 11 of the Giro to Pinerolo.

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