Lance Armstrong's former physician, Michele Ferrari, has been ordered to stand trial for allegedly providing doping assistance to a biathlete.

Lance Armstrong (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Italian biathlete Daniel Taschler and his father Gottlieb -- a vice president of the international federation -- were also indicted by a preliminary judge in Bolzano.

The older Taschler is accused of recommending that his son use Ferrari for doping, and contacting the doctor.

Ferrari was banned for life by the Italian Cycling Federation in 2002. He recently appealed to a regional court to have the ban lifted, with a decision expected in the coming months.

Ferrari was also banned for life by the United States Anti-Doping Agency in the 2012 case that led to Armstrong being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles.

All three deny wrongdoing.

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