Spanish federation hired Ferrari and arranged EPO for 1996 Olympics track cyclists, says report

El País newspaper found evidence that was presented in a CAS hearing

Dr Michele Ferrari Photo: Yuzuru Sunada

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

The Spanish Cycling Federation hired doping doctor Michele Ferrari and arranged EPO for its track cyclists competing in the 1996 Olympics, says a report in Spanish newspaper El País.

The newspaper found the information in evidence presented as part of a 2016 Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) hearing in Lausanne, Switzerland. The hearing was part of Johan Bruyneel's appeal to reduce his 10-year ban linked to the Lance Armstrong doping scandal.

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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.