Lampre likely for Giro despite doping investigation

Michele Scarponi and Levi Leipheimer, Volta a Catalunya 2011, stage three

Italian team Lampre-ISD will likely race the Giro d'Italia next month despite being involved in a doping investigation.

"It's not up to us to decide guilt, that's the prosecutors' to evaluate," Lampre's press officer, Andrea Appiani told Cycling Weekly. "We have faith in our riders and our staff, we have nothing to hide."

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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.