Angel Vicioso to race in Citta di Camaiore as Katusha lift ban
Last Updated: February 26, 2013 2:41pm
Angel Vicioso: Set to race in in Citta di Camaiore
Katusha have lifted their provisional ban on Angel Vicioso and he is free to compete in Thursday's one-day Citta di Camaiore classic in Italy.
Katusha said they had banned their Spanish rider for misleading them over his court appearance at a doping trial in Madrid.
But he was allowed to re-join the team after testifying by a video link last week.
"We're satisfied with his testimony, therefore Angel will be able to race again," a Katusha spokesman said.
Katusha won the right to compete on the elite World Tour this year following an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Cycling's world governing body - UCI - had rejected their application to compete because of the team's doping record over the past four years.
Vicioso is one of several world-class athletes linked to Spanish doctor Eufemiano Fuentes, who is currently on trial in Spain, accused of masterminding a doping ring.
Vicioso told the court that he had met Fuentes for "sporadic medical consultations" between 2004 to 2006 while he was competing for Spanish team Liberty Seguros.
But he denied receiving any blood transfusions to boost his performances.