Doping syringe

Italian investigators are closing in on Michele Ferrari and uncovering possibly one of the largest doping rings in the story of cycling. After two sporting bans, Lance Armstrong's doctor may face criminal charges for trafficking and tax evasion.

Leading sports newspaper, La Gazzetta dello Sport detailed the £24m ring in today's and yesterday's edition with the headline 'Il Sistema Ferrari' or the Ferrari System. Padua public prosecutor, Benedetto Roberti heads the investigation that kicked off in 2010 and helped take down Armstrong.

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