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Must Reads: Ferrari wants to talk, Dekker to Garmin

The Associated Press: Ferrari wants meeting to talk LA relationship Controversial Italian medic Michele Ferrari is calling for a meeting with an Italian prosecutor to “clear up his position,” The Associated Press reported on Tuesday. Lawyers representing Ferrari, who was once Lance Armstrong’s training adviser, has asked for a…

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The Associated Press: Ferrari wants meeting to talk LA relationship

Controversial Italian medic Michele Ferrari is calling for a meeting with an Italian prosecutor to “clear up his position,” The Associated Press reported on Tuesday. Lawyers representing Ferrari, who was once Lance Armstrong’s training adviser, has asked for a meeting with a prosecutor who is investigating cheating in professional cycling, The AP reported. Ferrari was cleared on appeal in 2006 of criminal charges accusing him of distributing doping products to athletes, but he remains barred for life by the Italian Cycling Federation under a 2002 ruling. In the statement, Ferrari called his 2002 ban “anachronistic and unjust.” Armstrong maintains that he severed professional ties with Ferrari in 2004, although a high-ranking Italian law enforcement official told The Associated Press earlier this month that Armstrong has met with Ferrari repeatedly in recent years, including before last year’s Tour de France.

Armstrong has since acknowledged getting together with Ferrari nonprofessionally since severing their formal ties.

Der Telegraaf: Dekker to Garmin?

The Dutch newspaper Der Telegraaf is reporting that Thomas Dekker is poised to join Garmin-Cervélo when his doping ban ends in July. The newspaper reports that Dekker would first join the feeder team before making the move to the elite squad. There was no confirmation from Garmin officials, however. Dekker tested positive for EPO after back samples from the 2007 season were re-examined and he was handed a two-year ban in 2009. Dekker was once linked to Garmin, but the team skipped on signing him after a review of Dekker’s biological passport numbers.