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LA SQUADRA DI ARGENTIN LICENZIA FERRARI

di EUGENIO CAPODACQUA la Repubblica, 12 maggio 1994

ROMA - Michele Ferrari non è più il medico della Gewiss Ballan, la squadra di Argentin, Furlan e Berzin, i corridori che hanno dominato l' avvio di stagione. La decisione era nell'aria da tempo, dopo che, a ruota della strabiliante vittoria nella Freccia Vallone dello stesso Argentin, il medico ex allievo di Conconi a Ferrara aveva rilasciato un'intervista in tema di doping a dir poco sconcertante. 
Ferrari aveva sostenuto di ritenere doping solo tutto ciò che viene rilevato ai controlli. "Tutto ciò che non viene individuato non lo è", cioè diventa automaticamente lecito. "Non prescrivo farmaci - aveva aggiunto - che modifichino le prestazioni, però posso giustificare l'atleta che li assume. Se fossi un corridore utilizzerei le sostanze che sfuggono ai controlli". 
Dopo queste affermazioni è intervenuto il presidente del CONI, Pescante: "Le tesi del professor Ferrari equivalgono a dire che se…

Roberto Visentini

https://cyclopunk.blogspot.com/2012/06/daily-cycling-facts-02062012.html

Born in Gardone Rivera on this day in 1957, made it clear while he was still a teenager that he was going to be a great cyclist when he won the Junior National and World Championships in 1975. Two years later, he was third overall at the Tour de l'Avenir, and the year after that - his first as a professional, riding for Vibor - he took second place for three stages and was 15th overall at the Giro d'Italia, which also earned him the Young Rider victory.
In 1979, having moved onto the CBM Fast team that would last just one season Visentini was 10th overall at the Giro and won the Elite National Pursuit Championship on the track, then in 1980 he was 9th at the Giro and won the Prologue and Stage 16 at the Vuelta a Espana and a year later upped his Giro performance to 6th, making it apparent that, sooner or later, he was probably going to win a Grand Tour - as would have been the case in 1983 had Giuseppe Sa…

Giro 1987 - the Marmalade Massacre

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https://cyclopunk.blogspot.com/2013/05/daily-cycling-facts-21052013.html

1987 was a superb year from a Celtic point of view: Stephen Roche became the first (and to date, only) Irishman to win a Giro when he finished the 24 stages and 3,915 km in 105h 39' 42" (he'd also win the Tour de France that year, then the World Championships; making him one of only two men to have won the fabled Triple Crown - cycling's most prestigious and entirely unofficial prize, for which there is no trophy) and the Scotsman Robert Millar was second - for many years, the best ever Grand Tour result by a British rider until Chris Froome equalled it at the 2011 Vuelta a Espana.
It was the year of one of the most vicious battles in the history of the race - the one that broke out between team mates Roche and Roberto Visentini, the 1986 winner and team leader. Visentini arrived at the race with every intention of taking a second victory and looked more than capable of doing so in the Prologue …