The Michele Scarponi and Team Lampre-Merida relationship will end on December 31, 2013. The agreement was reached after negotiations with attorneys representing both parties. As we have noted, Michele Scarponi has been missing from any of the Team Lampre-Merida races this season or the team publicity events.
After a series of meetings it was agreed that Scarponi will return to competition tomorrow at the Grand Prix of Lugano. His participation in future races this season will be decided by the "ethical and competitive interests" of Team Lampre-Merida and of the suitability of the races to Scarponi.
addendum: GP Lugano cancelled due to snow on course
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