Cycling

No case against cycling's Fuglsang, doping body admits

Jakob Fuglsang (Getty Images)
Jakob Fuglsang (Getty Images)

Lausanne - The Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation (CADF) admitted Wednesday it had no case against Danish star Jakob Fuglsang, who was accused of links with disgraced doctor Michele Ferrari.

Olympic road-race silver medallist Fuglsang was the top performer in last season's spring classics, winning Liege-Bastogne-Liege.

CADF said it had received information suggesting a link between Ferrari and Astana team captain Fuglsang, who has never failed a doping test, but had been unable to produce any evidence.

"I have no case to answer. I am extremely concerned that such rumours could be spread out in the press," Fuglsang said in a statement after the report.

A leaked CADF report was published Sunday by Danish newspaper Politiken suggesting the Italian doctor Michele Ferrari had visited Fuglsang in Monaco.

Ferrari was banned for life by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for his relationship with the disgraced Lance Armstrong, who was also kicked out of the sport and stripped of his seven Tour de France titles after he admitted doping.

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