The Sydney Morning Herald reports that 2009 world champion, 2011 Tour de France winner and BMC rider Australian Cadel Evans has admitted to meeting with banned Dr. Michele Ferrari in 2000 for a physical evaluation while he was in the process of transitioning from mountain bike racing to the UCI pro cycling tour. Evans maintains that the meeting was the only time he ever spoke with Ferrari and had nothing to do with doping. Then again, that's what they all say. Ferrari has been the central figure in a number of doping scandals, won an appeal of his conviction for sporting fraud and abusive exercise of the profession of pharmacy in Italy but was subsequently banned by the USADA, just as Armstrong has been. Now admitted doper George Hincapie was an important Evans team mate during his Tour de France victory.
Aussie cycling hero Cadel Evans.
Dr. Michele Ferrari, banned sports physiologist.