Posted December 14, 2012 on AP on Fox
Three-time Italian cycling champion Giovanni Visconti has been banned for three months for seeing banned physician Michele Ferrari. The Italian Olympic Committee's anti-doping court also hit Visconti with a $13,000 fine. Former Giro d'Italia champion Michele Scarponi received an identical sentence this week for seeing Ferrari. Ferrari was banned for life by the Italian cycling federation in 2002. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency also banned Ferrari for life this year after its inquiry of Lance Armstrong, whom Ferrari advised. Visconti's ban was backdated to Oct. 8 and will expire on Jan. 7, meaning he won't miss any races.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
Cycling News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.