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Di Luca tests positive for EPO, risks life ban

Di Luca tests positive for EPO, risks life ban

Race organizers say former Giro d'Italia winner Danilo Di Luca tested positive for EPO in a surprise test at his home before this year's race.
A one-line announcement on the race's website says the test was carried out at Di Luca's home on April 29. The Giro started May 4 and ends Sunday.
Di Luca stands 26th overall, 33 minutes, 33 seconds behind race leader Vincenzo Nibali.
If confirmed in a backup "B" sample, Di Luca risks a lifetime ban since this is his third offense.
He tested positive for CERA in the 2009 Giro and received a two-year ban which was subsequently reduced by nine months after he collaborated with Italian anti-doping authorities. He was also banned for three months after winning the 2007 Giro for seeing a banned doctor.


Updated : 2021-06-21 21:31 GMT+08:00