Friday, May 24, 2013

Danilo Di Luca Positive, Suspended

Danilo Di Luca (Fantini-SelleItalia) has been provisonally suspended for an out of competition for EPO discovered in an out of competition control. TheUCI Statement:

"This morning the UCI advised Italian rider Danilo Di Luca that he is provisionally suspended. The decision to provisionally suspend this rider was made in response to a report from the WADA accredited laboratory in Köln indicating an Adverse Analytical Finding of EPO in a urine sample collected from him in an out of competition test on 29 April 2013.

The provisional suspension of Mr. Danilo Di Luca remains in force until a hearing panel convened by the Italian Cycling Federation determines whether he has committed an anti-doping rule violation under Article 21 of the UCI Anti-Doping Rules.

Mr. Danilo Di Luca has the right to request and attend the analysis of his B sample.
Under the World Anti-Doping Code and the UCI Anti-Doping Rules, the UCI is unable to provide any additional information at this time."

He was also suspended following a positive doping test (CERA) during the 2009 Giro d'Italia and returned to racing in 2011.

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