UCI lifts Dr Zorzoli suspension after CIRC clears him of wrongdoing

UCI doctor and scientific advisor Mario Zorzoli was suspended when he was accused of helping to cover up doping at Rabobank

UCI doctor and scientific advisor Dr Mario Zorzoli (Photo: UCI)

Cycling’s governing body, the UCI, has reinstated Dr Mario Zorzoli as their doctor and scientific advisor after the Cycling Independent Reform Commission (CIRC) found no evidence linking him to covering up doping.

Dr Zorzoli was suspended by the UCI in late January when he was accused by former rider Michael Rasmussen of being aware of the doping within the Rabobank team conducted under Dr Geert Leinders.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.