Davide Rebellin’s CONI Hearing Postponed
Italian cyclist Davide Rebellin‘s hearing before the CONI (Italian Olympic Committee), which was scheduled for this past week, has been postponed due to scheduling conflicts. The new hearing date has yet to be announced. On the day of the hearing, Rebellin had an appointment with the Monaco Cycling Federation, where he rides under a license issued by them. He tested positive for the EPO derivative CERA last summer at the Beijing Olympics. Italian Danilo Di Luca has also tested positive for CERA, at this year’s Giro. The CONI has recommended a three-year ban for the Italian; “I feel calm and remain confident of being able to demonstrate my innocence at the appropriate time and place,” he says. Both cyclists retain their innocence.