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Petacchi cooperating, lawyer says

Updated: July 20, 2010, 8:41 AM ET
Associated Press

MILAN -- Italian rider Alessandro Petacchi's lawyer says the cyclist is cooperating with authorities conducting a doping investigation in Italy.

Italian media have reported that prosecutors in the Italian city of Padua are investigating the 36-year-old Petacchi for possible use of banned substances earlier this year.

Petacchi's lawyer issued a statement Tuesday saying "he has already given his fullest availability to the relevant bodies with the intention of clarifying his position, ...

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