Michele Ferrari responded to claims that he had been seen with Jakob Fuglsang and his Astana team.
Ferrari posted a statement on his 53×12 training website. Here it is:
“Once again I unfortunately find myself compelled to deny the latest media hoax that concerns me. The following is my reply to the ‘Secret Report’ mentioned by the newspaper Politiken:
“I have not had any relationship with athletes from Team Astana for over 10 years.
“I haven’t been to Monaco/Nice for at least 12 years.
“I have never been on a scooter/motorbike in my entire life, let alone motor-pacing a cyclist.
“I haven’t been to the Volta a Catalunya in 2019. I haven’t physically been present at a single race since 1994.
“The ‘Report’ is based on false reports from probable interested parties.
“I have no base in Lugano, a place where I have never been.”
“I have never been convicted of doping.”