There is nothing to say he’s done anything wrong, yet – just that he’s suspected and is under investigation… but that alone is enough to see you suspended “pending” investigation. But will Lampre suspend their green jersey holder mid-Tour?
Petacchi Under Investigation In Italy | Cyclingnews.com
Petacchi is accused of having used PFC (Perfluorocarbon) and human serum albumin. PFC can be used to increase the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood without raising haematocrit level. Its use in the peloton was first rumoured in 1997 as an alternative to EPO, when the UCI introduced “health checks” preventing riders with haematocrit levels in excess of 50% from competing. PFC is as yet undetectable. Human albumin, on the other hand, can be used to reduce haematocrit level.