The lovely people at tuttobiciweb report this morning that Gerolsteiner has suspended Andrea Moletta in connection with a doping investigation currently under way in Italy. According to the team press release, Moletta's father is named in the investigation. The team has declared a strict adherence to the Ethical Code, and suspended Moletta. Consequently, he did not take the start of today's stage. Moletta has denied involvement in the case, but reportedly accepted the team's decision.
After his return from injury last season, this latest setback must come as a disappointment for Moletta.