Alessandro Ballan gets 2-year ban
ROME -- Former world champion cyclist Alessandro Ballan was banned for two years on Friday for blood doping and fired by the BMC team.
The Italian Olympic Committee's anti-doping court announced the decision after Ballan was indicted on doping charges by a general court in Mantova for alleged team-wide drug use by Ballan's former team, Lampre.
Ballan won the road race at the 2008 worlds in Varese.
CONI's anti-doping prosecutor maintained that Ballan resorted to blood doping ...
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