Surgery Loss expands: after Alessandro Petacchi, three other (ex-) riders called


Operatie Aderlating breidt uit: na Alessandro Petacchi drie andere (ex-) renners genoemd

Kristijan Durasek (right) rode last year’s Tour.

Tuesday was the name of the former topspurter Alessandro Petacchi in the doping case Operation Loss. Wednesday there are three more names have been added: Kristijan Koren, Kristijan Durasek and Borut Bozic.

Surgery Loss the doping scandal that last winter it broke out during the world cup Norwegian ski, but in the meantime, branches got into the sport of cycling. Cyclists Denifl and Preidler were already involved in the scandal that revolves around the German doctor Mark Schmidt. Tuesday claimed the newspapers Le Monde and Corriere della Sera that Petacchi is a party involved.

The Italian would have two years customer have been Schmidt. In that period would Petacchi have been found guilty of blood doping, in particular in 2012 and 2013. He drove for Lampre-ISD and Quick Step. Petacchi is currently in the Giro to work as a commentator for the Italian state television RAI. He denies emphatically.

Wednesday, La Gazzetta dello Sport with three new names. The first is the Slovenian Kristijan Koren, currently for Bahrain, Merida participates in the Tour of Italy. The second is the Croatian Kristijan Durasek, who for UAE-Emirates in the Tour of California. The third is also a Slovenian, Borut Bozic. That stopped last year with courses and now works for Bahrain-Merida.

The trio is by the UCI, together with Petacchi, conditionally suspended. Corn will not start the fifth stage of the Giro. Bahrain-Merida shows on its website that Grain and Bozic both endorsed for facts from 2012-2013. “We maintain a strict zero-tolerance policy and, therefore, are both members provisionally suspended,” the.



Earlier this week gave former German cyclist and baanwielrenner Danilo Hondo in an interview to the German tv station ARD during his career to blood doping to have done it. Hondo would have taken part of the dopingnetwerk from Erfurt. After the revelations, he was immediately fired as coach of Switzerland.