27 cyclists face doping charges
MANTOVA, Italy -- Former cycling world champion Alessandro Ballan and 2004 Giro d'Italia winner Damiano Cunego are among 27 people indicted on doping charges.
On Friday, the preliminary judge in Mantova set a hearing date for Dec. 10 after prosecutor Antonino Condorelli's report following a lengthy investigation.
The case mainly involves past and present members of the Lampre team, including general manager Giuseppe Saronni, and centers around pharmacist Guido Nigrelli.
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