Alessandro Ballan

Ballan aiming for possible August return after CAS reduces doping suspension

He was handed a two year ban from cycling in January 2014 but following a successful appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, former world champion Alessandro Ballan has received a six month reduction to that suspension. The Italian rider will be eligible to return on August 17, although it remains to be seen […]

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Ballan banned two years, sacked by BMC

Italy’s Alessandro Ballan, the world road race champion in 2008, was handed a two-year doping ban by Italy’s Olympic Committee (CONI) on Friday. Later on Friday, the 36-year-old rider was sacked by his team BMC. Ballan was punished by CONI’s anti-doping tribunal after it ruled he had contravened article 2.2 of the World Anti-Doping Agency […]

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