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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Danilo Di Luca Suspended for EPO

Danilo Di Luca Suspended for EPO
By AFP/Bicycling.com
Link: http://www.bicycling.com/news/pro-cycling/danilo-di-luca-suspended-epo

Wow, when I read this I was surprised.  Danilo, really?  Come on, this is the umpteenth time and did you think you could beat the system.  Limits of detection have gotten so much better.  I think Danilo is done.  Such a shame.

PONTE DI LEGNO, Italy, May 24, 2013 (AFP) - Italian cyclist Danilo Di Luca, currently competing at the 96th Giro d'Italia, has been "provisionally suspended" by the UCI after testing positive for EPO in an out-of-competition test before the race.
Di Luca, who has already served a ban for failing a doping test at the Giro and has been embroiled in other doping affairs, tested positive for the banned blood booster at the end of April. He risks a heavy sanction if found guilty. Continue Reading ...

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