The script has been flipped and Alessandro Petacchi will not be at start line of this years Tour de France. Oh, my head is spinning around in circle. He’s in, he’s out, in, back out. Are we set yet?
Alessandro Petacchi lost his spot on Milram’s Tour de France team on Wednesday after being charged with doping by the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI), according to Agence France Presse.
CONI’s anti-doping prosecutor, Ettore Torri, asked the Italian cycling federation (FCI) to ban the 33-year-old sprinter for one year following a “non-negative” doping test after the third of his five stage wins at the Giro d’Italia.