Former Swiss cyclist Tony Rominger denied Tuesday that his management company took part in a scheme of doping, tax evasion and money laundering masterminded by Italian physician and cycling coach Michele Ferrari.

Rominger, a three-time winner of the Vuelta a España, said in a statement that he has "never been called upon to provide information to the penal, civil or administrative judicial system - either Swiss or Italian."

He also said his last contact with Ferrari was "many years ago."

Ferrari was one of three former staff members of Lance Armstrong's U.S. Postal Service Team who was banned from the sport for life by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency in July.

Italian prosecutors' expansive probe of Ferrari's activities has opened a "Pandora's Box" of suspicious business dealings that involved riders and bank executives across Europe, Italy's Gazzetta dello Sport said earlier this month. EFE