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Michele Scarponi banned 3 months

Updated: December 13, 2012, 6:14 AM ET
Associated Press

ROME -- Former Giro d'Italia winner Michele Scarponi has been banned for three months by the Italian Olympic Committee for seeing banned physician Michele Ferrari.

Scarponi admitted this year that he had two tests under Ferrari's supervision on the Monzuno climb near Bologna in September, 2010, but said he didn't know the doctor was banned.

Ferrari was banned for life by the Italian Cycling Federation in 2002. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency also recently banned Ferrari for serving as ...

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