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Giro doping: Policeman admits to supplying riders

Italian policeman Armando Marzano on Tuesday admitted supplying doping products to three cyclists, judicial sources in Rome revealed on Tuesday. Marzano, who has been suspended from the police force, was arrested Saturday as part of an investigation by magistrates in the northern city of Brescia into doping in cycling. He admitted supplying doping products to Italian cyclists Antonio Varriale and Filippo Perfetto of the Panaria team and Domenico Romano of the Landbouwkrediet squad. Marzano said that he had received doping products from riders but that he had not supplied them for about two

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By VeloNews Interactive wire services, Copyright AFP2002

Italian policeman Armando Marzano on Tuesday admitted supplying doping products to three cyclists, judicial sources in Rome revealed on Tuesday.

Marzano, who has been suspended from the police force, was arrested Saturday as part of an investigation by magistrates in the northern city of Brescia into doping in cycling.

He admitted supplying doping products to Italian cyclists Antonio Varriale and Filippo Perfetto of the Panaria team and Domenico Romano of the Landbouwkrediet squad.

Marzano said that he had received doping products from riders but that he had not supplied them for about two years.

Varriale was arrested a week ago by Brescia investigators and provisionally suspended both by his team and the Italian Cycling Federation.

Romano, who was being sought by authorities in relation to the investigation handed himself over to police Monday.

Perfetto has also been informed that he is under investigation.

The investigation follows the swoop during last year’s Giro when doping products were found in a police riad of riders’ hotel rooms. Prosecutors have been investigating more than 100 people — riders, staff and now police — as a result of the raids.

Padua magistrate Paola Cameran is conducting one of the two police inquiries into last year’s Giro while the other is under the supervision of Florence magistrate Luigi Bocciolini.

Copyright AFP2002