Italian judge goes easy on Alessandro Ballan and Lampre staff, refusing to punish all but two in a long, drawn-out doping case.
Final sentences are expected Friday in the Mantova doping investigation, which implicated top riders, such as Alessandro Ballan.
Two doctors linked to the case are also suspended, one for life
The 2013 cycling season is over, but the anti-doping arm of the Italian Olympic Committee is hard at work
With a doping investigation lingering, Lampre-Merida is focusing on 2014 — which includes anchoring its grand tour plans around Rui Costa
The Italian is accused of violating the WADA code for using or attempting to use a banned substance
Riders 30 years old and above could start to phase out of contention in the worlds road race moving forward
BMC rider broke two ribs and his left collarbone in February. He returns to action next week
Spartacus reigned on the cobbles, but hundreds of storylines carried through the 2013 northern classics
His BMC Racing Team once again will target the spring classics after getting blanked last season