Pellizotti questions biological passport's methods

Franco Pellizotti wins

Italian Franco Pellizotti met the press yesterday in Milan, not to speak about the Giro d'Italia, but about his biological passport numbers that are keeping him from racing.

"There is not a positive control of a banned substance. There is not the possibility to ask for a counter-analysis. There are only suspensions, based on numbers. The variation of two parameters, which my experts believe are in the consented limits," Pellizotti told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

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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.