Pozzato escapes lengthy doping ban due to paperwork error

Filippo Pozzato, Tour of Britain 2009

Filippo Pozzato (Farnese Vini) avoided a possible one-year doping ban due to a technicality. Yesterday, the Italian anti-doping tribunal (TNA) handed him a three-month doping ban that allows him to race immediately.

He commented on his doping case on Twitter afterwards, "What a farce."

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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.