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27 cyclists face doping charges

Updated: July 19, 2013, 8:40 AM ET
Associated Press

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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