Vincenzo Nibali questioned about Michele Ferrari links

Previously reported links with banned doctor Michele Ferrari resurface as Vincenzo Nibali leads Tour de France

Vincenzo Nibali on the podium after retaining the yellow jersey on Stage 6 of the 2014 Tour de France

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Vincenzo Nibali rode more time into his rivals the Tour de France's stage to Risoul on Saturday and straight into questions about Michele Ferrari from the press corps.

"No," the Italian race leader said, "I never met him personally."

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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.