Scarponi suspended by Lampre after admitting Ferrari link

Scarponi escapes on Stelvio, Giro d'Italia 2012, stage 20

Lampre-ISD suspended Michele Scarponi pending the outcome of an investigation into his ties with doping doctor, Michele Ferrari. The Italian cyclist was heard today by the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) and admitted he worked with Ferrari.

Lampre's press officer, Andrea Appiani told Cycling Weekly, "We've already suspended him based an article in our internal rules, which states that riders under investigation are to be stopped pending a final ruling."

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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.