Basso hearing delayed
Ivan Basso’s hearing before the anti-doping panel of the Italian Olympic Committee has been put back until 29th September. The Italian CSC rider, who stands accused of being implicated in the ‘Operacion Puerto’ blood doping scandal, was originally due to appear at the hearing on 12th September.
The committee gave no explanation as to the reason for the postponement.
Basso has maintained his innocence ever since the scandal broke in July, and insisted last week: “I have clearly never had anything to do with doping.”