CONI investigating Stanga after 'new' doping investigations

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03.07.2007/ The Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) is considering to open a case against Gianluigi Stanga after Jaksche's allegations. Gazzetta dello Sport reported that  former pro rider Ruggiero Torrace told state prosecutors that he was forced to take performance enhancing drugs by the Colpack team.

Team Milram manager Gianluigi Stanga is under pressure. After the allegations of Jörg Jaksche, Stanga was accused by former Colpack rider Ruggiero Torraco. Torraco made the accusations against Stanga to the state prosecuter of Padua a few years ago and was quoted by Italian daily sports Gazzetta dello Sport: "As I was signed by the Stanga team [Colpack], they forced me to buy epo and growth hormones."

Ruggiero Torraco also told the state prosecuter that the PED's were made avaible for the whole team. Until now, these accusations were without consequences for Stanga but after the allegations of Jörg Jaksche about his time with Stanga's Polti team this could change. Ettore Torri, chief of CONI's anti-doping commission asked for the old files now and told reporters he will examine them. Torri is considering to open a a case against Stanga. 

Stanga repeated his reaction on the allegations of Jörg Jaksche: "It's all not true. I was always a clean official."  Nordmilch AG, the current sponsor of  Stanga's Milram team will speak with Stanga about possible consequences in the coming days.

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