Michele Ferrari denies links to Jakob Fuglsang and Astana

The Italian doctor also said he has never been on a scooter in his life and so couldn't have motor-paced the Danish rider, as allegations have claimed

Michele Ferrari in 2004 (Nico Casamassima/AFP via Getty Images)

(Image credit: AFP via Getty Images)

Michele Ferrari has responded to claims in a leaked anti-doping report that he had been seen with Jakob Fuglsang and his Astana team.

The Italian doctor was banned in 2012 from working in any kind of sport but was allegedly spotted with Astana at the 2019 Vuelta a Catalunya. Further allegations link him to Jakob Fuglsang specifically, and that he has been spotted motor-pacing the Danish climber on a training ride.

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