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Ballan cleared after doping probe

Updated: May 28, 2010, 10:49 AM ET
Associated Press

GENEVA -- Former world cycling champion Alessandro Ballan has been cleared to race after a doping investigation by his team.

BMC Racing said Friday it found no indication the 30-year-old Italian was involved in doping with his former team Lampre.

The Swiss-backed American team withdrew Ballan from competition last month after Lampre riders were connected to a police investigation in Mantova, Italy.

Team president Jim Ochowicz said he would "respect the presumption of innocence" ...

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