Unless, of course, they’re both guilty as hell.
Lance Armstrong is receiving training advice from the son of banned Italian physician Michele Ferrari, the doctor says.
Responding to allegations that appeared in Italian media this week linking him to the center of a widespread doping ring, Ferrari denied any wrongdoing in a statement posted online Thursday.
Corriere della Sera reported Wednesday that Ferrari’s son also was involved in the distribution of performance-enhancing drugs, and that Armstrong called the son before last year’s Tour de France, referring to him as “No. 1.”
“My son Stefano is administering a website which offers personalized training consultancy to various cyclists and triathletes; Lance Armstrong is among them,” Ferrari said in the statement.
OK, so it was just something Stefano Ferrari was doing on his own, right? Without the involvement of Michele Ferrari?
Lance Armstrong made payments to an Italian physician banned for doping through a front company in Switzerland, an Italian newspaper reported Wednesday.
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Citing work by Swiss and Italian investigators, Corriere said that Michele Ferrari, a banned Italian physician who was once Armstrong’s training adviser, was behind the “anonymous company now in liquidation.”
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Speaking on condition of anonymity because the investigation is still not complete, an Italian law enforcement official told The Associated Press that the Corriere report is “all true, and you can relay it across the ocean.”
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