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Breaking: Petacchi Cleared to Race

Wire services report that the Italian Cycling Federation has rejected the findings of the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) and declined to punish Alessandro Petacchi for excessive Salbutamol use in this year's Giro d'Italia. CONI had recommended a one-year suspension, and Petacchi was shelved by his Milram team as a result, missing the Tour de France. So unless the UCI wants to make an example for the other TUE holders, this whole weird episode is over.