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by Shane Stokes
November 24, 2017
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Francisco Conconi and Michele Ferrari.
Lance Armstrong’s former doctor has been given an 18-month suspended sentence by a court in Bolzano, in which he appealed a guilty verdict of distributing doping products to the biathlete Daniel Taschler.
Sentenced on April 4, 2017 for distributing doping products to Taschler, Dr. Ferrari was unsuccessful in his appeal with the Bolzano Court.
Despite Ferrari’s infamy for working with a number of high profile professional athletes, including Lance Armstrong, it is the first time he has been found guilty of doping after a long history of accusations.