Mario Cipollini under investigation for alleged doping

Mario Cipollini

Retired sprinter Mario Cipollini is under investigation after newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport alleged that he doped. The Italian allegedly used a mix of EPO, testosterone and steroids along with blood transfusions to achieve his wins, including the World Championship title in 2002.

A statement on Monday from the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) in Rome read, "Following the recent media reports about Mario Cipollini, the anti-doping prosecutor's office has opened an investigation into the 'related acts'."

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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.