Italian Doctor Found Guilty
Armstrong and USPS re-think.
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Dr Ferrari?s most famous client in the past few years, Lance Armstrong, released a statement following the Judge?s verdict in which he and the USPS team announced a suspension of all work carried out in conjunction with the Italian. ?I was disappointed to learn of the Italian court?s judgment against Dr Michele Ferrari,? said the six-time Tour de France winner. ?Dr Ferrari has been a long-time friend and trusted advisor to me and the USPS team, during which time he never suggested, prescribed or provided me with any performance-enhancing drugs. I was pleased to hear that Dr Ferrari was acquitted of the charge of providing illegal drugs to athletes. I am not surprised by that verdict. However I have always said that I have a zero tolerance for anyone convicted of using or facilitating the use of performance enhancing drugs.? Armstrong continued that, ?as of today?s developments, the USPS and I have suspended our professional affiliation with Dr Ferrari as we await the release of the full verdict, which will contain Judge Maurizio Passarini?s reasoning. In the meantime, I personally wish the very best for Dr Ferrari and his family during this difficult time.?