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Two-year ban recommended for Giro winner Di Luca following irregular test in last year's race

Two-year ban recommended for Giro winner Di Luca following irregular test in last year's race

Danilo Di Luca should receive a maximum two-year ban for an irregular test during his victory at last year's Giro d'Italia, the Italian Olympic Committee's anti-doping prosecutor recommended Wednesday.
The decision will now fall to an Olympic committee (CONI) judge.
CONI found hormone levels in Di Luca's system that normally correspond to a child, in a surprise test taken during the Giro.
The test came after the 17th stage on May 30, a climb up Monte Zoncolan that was considered the toughest in the race. Di Luca finished fourth in the stage, 31 seconds behind winner Gilberto Simoni.
Di Luca recently served a three-month ban for a separate case tying him to Italian doctor Carlo Santuccione, who allegedly provided athletes with banned substances.
Di Luca, who signed a one-year contract with the LPR team for this season, has always denied doping.


Updated : 2021-03-08 15:48 GMT+08:00