2006 Tour of Italy winner Ivan Basso, implicated in the massive anti-doping operation in Spain codenamed Operacion Puerto, has been told by the Italian Olympic Committee [CONI] he can race again.

But the good news for the Italian stops there: his team CSC told Basso yesterday [Thursday] during a three and a half hour meeting in Lugano, Switzerland that he cannot take part in the final ProTour event of the year, the Tour of Lombardy, on Saturday.

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