Doping investigations force cyclists out of Giro d'Italia

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Two ongoing doping investigations have forced the Lampre-ISD team to re-shuffle its squad ahead of the Giro d'Italia, starting on Saturday in Turin. The Italian team officially welcomed Roberto Damiani as Sport Manager and left at home its riders linked to the investigation.

An investigation in Mantova, Italy, involves Lampre's General Manager Giuseppe Saronni and Sports Directors Maurizio Piovani and Fabrizio Bontempi. Also, up to 14 of its riders, some no longer with the team - Alessandro Ballan, Mauro Santambrogio and Marzio Bruseghin - are said to be under the eye of Mantova's prosecutor.

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