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Rossi Tests Negative for EPO-CERA

rossi tests negative epo cera   Rossi Tests Negative for EPO CERA

Vania Rossi’s B sample yielded a negative result for EPO-CERA. This was confirmed by the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) online on Friday. A statement was issued saying that the cyclo-cross rider’s B sample analysis showed it didn’t meet the minimum level of CERA under the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). The testing was conducted from 29th of March to April 2nd.

The two samples taken from Rossi were checked by a laboratory in Chatenay-Malabry, France. Rossi never admitted to taking any EPO-CERA and always claimed she was innocent. Due to the new evidence, CONI’s prosecutor shall review the two-time national champion’s case before any further actions.

At the Italian cyclo-cross national championships, a doping control was facilitated last January 10 which showed that Rossi tested positive for CERA. The testing was headed by CONI. Due to the findings which met WADA’s criteria for doping, Rossi was consequently suspended from competing on January 29.

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UCI Pulls Rebellin’s Medal

uci pulls rebellins medal   UCI Pulls Rebellins Medal

Italian classics racer Davide Rebellin has been stripped of his Olympic silver medal, which he won in 2008 in the road race. The UCI announced Tuesday that the 37-year-old cyclist tested positive for the blood-booster CERA, and that the ICO (International Olympic Committee) has disqualified Rebellin, and his silver medal will now go to Switzerland’s Olympic time trial champion, Fabian Cancellara, and the bronze to Russia’s Alexander Kolobnev. “The finishing order is automatically changed,” says the UCI, who based the decision on its own rule, 12.1.022. The failed test didn’t come until April, after Rebellin had won the 2009 Fleche Wallonne. Kolobnev, the new recipient of the bronze medal, says “I don’t know anything from the results or what’s going on. No one has contacted me from officially from the IOC, the UCI hasn’t told me anything. I know the story only from the press, on…

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