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De Bonis in sports court for blood passport appeal

De Bonis in sports court for blood passport appeal

Italian cyclist Francesco De Bonis is appearing before the Court of Arbitration for Sport to try to overturn a two-year doping ban.
De Bonis was the first rider sanctioned using results from cycling's biological passport program. His appeal is a key test of its legal validity.
De Bonis is challenging the International Cycling Union and Italian Olympic Committee, which banned him last May.
De Bonis never tested positive for banned drugs but analysis of his blood samples suggested he'd been doping.
His is one of four biological passport cases being studied by CAS. A verdict is expected within weeks.


Updated : 2021-10-27 03:30 GMT+08:00