Damiano Cunego among 28 people charged with doping - prosecutor

Disgraced former Tour de France leader Michael Rasmussen, Mauro Santambrogio and Marzio Bruseghin are also among the 18 cyclists indicted.

updated: July 19, 2013 20:41 IST
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Rome: Former Tour of Italy winner Damiano Cunego was among 28 people connected to the Lampre team charged with doping-related offences, the Padua prosecutor's office said Friday. (In image on the right)

As well as Cunego, currently riding the Tour de France, former world champion Alessandro Ballan and a host of riders, officials and doctors have been called in to explain themselves.

Lampre responded to the charges by affirming its "faith in the members of the team caught up in this incident".

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