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ballan returns to BMC racing team 199x300   Ballan Returns to BMC Racing TeamBMC Racing Team welcomes the return of Alessandro Ballan. Ballan was held off in joining any competition due to doping claims. However, the charges were unfounded. The La Gazzetta Dello Sport released a story of an investigation of the Lampre squad, both current and previous members, its team officials and coach Guido Nigrelli were ongoing for doping. Guiseppe Saronni, Maurizio Piovani and Fabrizio Bontempi were also under investigation.

In response to the investigation which was led by Antonino Condorelli, Ballan said, “I have received notification of a request to extend the preliminary investigation by six months. I have put everything in the hands of my lawyer.”

BMC issues a statement regarding the status of the inquiry, “The BMC Racing Team has concluded its internal investigation regarding rider Alessandro Ballan. The BMC Racing Team could not find indications that Alessandro Ballan was involved in any doping in connection with his former team,…

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