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Team Liquigas/Doimo - Response to UCI on Pellizotti
 
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Date: 5/4/2010
Team Liquigas/Doimo - Response to UCI on Pellizotti
 

Team Liquigas/Doimo - Response to UCI on Pellizotti
Further analysis of Blood Passport to be done - Liquigas questions fhe timing of the UCI announcement for a tests from the Summer of 2009...

Liquigas Sport’s response to the UCI’s position
regarding Franco Pellizotti: determined to understand and ready to take action

May 4th - Further to the statement made yesterday by the Union Cycliste Internationale concerning Franco Pellizotti, Liquigas Sport would like to announce that it acknowledges the decision made by the responsible authorities in compliance with their current regulations.

In order to fully understand the situation and the factors which led to this decision, Liquigas Sport has tasked its own physician, Doctor Roberto Corsetti, to analyze the medical and scientific aspects relating to this case.

According to current analyses, the evidence which has been presented does not seem to scientifically prove with certainty any improper conduct by the athlete. Liquigas Sport has faith in the explanations that will be provided by Franco Pellizotti and by the experts whom he has hired.

Liquigas Sport is extremely disappointed about the action that has been taken, with particular reference to the untimely notification of the athlete’s alleged abnormal values. These values actually date back to the summer of 2009 but have only now been made public on the eve of such an important engagement.


Tirreno-Adriatico: Valerio Agnoli and Franco Pellizotti lead the chase 
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Pending further developments and until the final ruling is announced, Liquigas Sport would like to state that it is ready to immediately take all legal action necessary in order to safeguard its image, as it has already done in recent months: both with regard to the cyclist should any improper conduct on his behalf be confirmed and also with regard to the authorities and institutions which may have unjustly caused this damage.

Liquigas Sport also hopes that the final decision will be made in reasonable time so that it may intervene as quickly as possible with suitable action against the authorities concerned.
Italian and French translations below


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 Liquigas Sport in merito alla presa di posizione
dell’UCI su Franco Pellizotti: decisi a comprendere e pronti ad agire

4 maggio - In riferimento al comunicato dell’Union Cycliste Internationale, diramato ieri e riguardante l’atleta Franco Pellizotti, Liquigas Sport annuncia di prendere atto della decisione degli organi preposti, nel rispetto dei regolamenti vigenti sottoscritti dalla stessa.

La società sportiva, al fine di comprendere appieno la situazione e gli elementi a supporto di tale decisione, delega il proprio medico sociale, dottor Roberto Corsetti, quale incaricato all’analisi degli aspetti medico-scientifici relativi al caso. Allo stato attuale delle analisi le evidenze presentate non paiono poter dimostrare con certezza, a livello scientifico, un comportamento scorretto da parte dell’atleta. Liquigas Sport confida altresì nei chiarimenti che l’atleta Franco Pellizotti fornirà attraverso la sua persona e tramite esperti da lui incaricati.

La società esprime con forza il proprio grave disappunto circa la procedura attuata, con particolare riferimento alla mancata tempestività della comunicazione delle presunte alterazioni nei valori fisiologici dell’atleta, risalenti all’estate 2009 e rese invece note alla vigilia di un appuntamento importante.

In attesa degli ulteriori sviluppi e una volta conosciuta la sentenza definitiva, Liquigas Sport si dichiara pronta ad intraprendere senza alcuna esitazione tutte le azioni legali necessarie a tutelare la propria immagine, come già dimostrato nei mesi scorsi: sia nei confronti del corridore qualora venisse confermato un comportamento scorretto dello stesso, sia nei confronti degli organi e delle istituzioni che ingiustamente possano aver generato tale danno.
Liquigas Sport auspica peraltro che la decisione definitiva venga presa in tempi ragionevoli, al fine di poter intervenire tempestivamente a riguardo con le opportune azioni presso gli organi competenti.

Liquigas Sport au sujet de la prise de position de l’UCI
sur Franco Pellizotti : décidés à comprendre et prêts à agir

4 mai - Pour ce qui concerne le communiqué de l’Union Cycliste Internationale, diffusé hier et concernant l’athlète Franco Pellizotti, Liquigas Sport annonce qu’elle prend acte de la décision des organes préposés, dans le respect des règlements en vigueur signés.

La société sportive, afin de comprendre pleinement la situation et les éléments qui sont à l'origine de cette décision, délègue son propre médecin social, le docteur Roberto Corsetti, chargé d'analyser les aspects médicaux et scientifiques de ce cas. À l’état actuel des analyses, les résultats présentés ne semblent pas pouvoir démontrer avec certitude, scientifiquement, un comportement incorrect de la part de l’athlète. Liquigas Sport attend aussi avec confiance les éclaircissements que l'athlète Franco Pellizotti fournira personnellement ainsi qu’à travers des experts nommés par lui-même.

La société exprime avec force son profond désappointement au sujet de la procédure appliquée, surtout pour ce qui concerne le manque de rapidité de la communication des altérations présumées dans les valeurs physiologiques de l’athlète, qui remontent à l’été 2009 et qui sont communiquées à la veille d’un rendez-vous important.

Dans l’attente des développements ultérieurs et après avoir pris connaissance de la sentence définitive, Liquigas Sport se déclare prête à entreprendre sans aucune hésitation toutes les actions légales nécessaires à sauvegarder sa propre image, comme elle l’a déjà montré durant ces derniers mois : aussi bien vis à vis du coureur si un comportement incorrect de sa part devait être confirmé, que vis-à-vis des organismes et des institutions qui pourraient avoir injustement causé ce dommage.

Liquigas Sport espère en outre que la décision définitive sera prise dans des délais raisonnables, afin de pouvoir intervenir rapidement avec les actions opportunes auprès des organismes compétents.

 
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