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Gabriele Bosisio Denies Doping with EPO

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   Gabriele Bosisio Denies Doping with EPO

Gabriele Bosisio denied using the banned blood-booster EPO at a hearing with the Italian Olympic Committee’s Anti-Doping prosecutor today. 29-year-old Bosisio had taken an out-of-competition test in September that showed traces of EPO in his blood. Bosisio rode for LPR, which is also the team of Danilo Di Luca, who finished second at the Giro d’Italia, but was suspended for doping. Gabriele Bosisio came under suspicion because of the UCI’s “biological passport.” The “passport,” created last year, keeps track of blood levels of professionals around the world.

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Gianni Da Ros Gets 20-Year Doping Ban

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23-year-old Gianni Da Ros, who previously rode for Liquigas, has been given a 20-year ban by Italy’s National Anti-doping Tribunal. This record ban comes as a result of trafficking doping substances. Da Ros was arrested in March in the city of Padua. He’s just one of 12 people who have been arrested as the result of an investigation ordered by Milan’s state prosecutor. Amateur racers, physios, gym staff, and traders have all been detained in a doping bust that included 64 searches all across the country. The bust was initiated 18 months after a report on TV was shown, titled Muscles and Doping, which showed how athletes could get doping substances from traders.

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Christian Pfannberger Banned from Cycling for Life

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Cyclist Christian Pfannberger has been banned from the sport for life for repeated doping offenses, says the Austrian national anti-doping agency. 30-year-old Pfannberger has tested positive for the banned blood booster EPO as he was preparing to start in the Giro d’Italia as part of team Katusha. Pfannberger, a two-time Austrian champion, was also banned between 2004 and 2006 for testing positive for testosterone.

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Davide Rebellin May Face Damage Payments to CONI

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After testing positive on April 28th for using the banned blood-booster EPO-CERA and losing his Olympic silver medal, Davide Rebellin may have to pay damage payments to the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI). The CONI announced Thursday after meeting in Rome that they have requested that their lawyer, Massimo Ranieri, to open a case against Rebellin “for the harm that his behavior has caused Italy, CONI and the entire national sports movement.” He will also have to return his medal and the 75,000 Euro award from the Italian Cycling Foundation. The Italian Anti-Doping Tribunal (TNA) has yet to suspend Rebellin. Check back for more info.

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Matteo Priamo Given Four-Year Doping Ban

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27-year-old Italian cyclist Matteo Priamo has been given a four-year doping ban by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, or CAS. An official source has said that Priamo is banned for supplying the banned blood-booster EPO CERA to his former team mate at CSF, Emmanuelle Sella. Sella, shortly after winning three stages at the Giro d’Italia, tested positive for the drug last year in July. He confessed to using the drug and cooperated with authorities to name Priamo as his supplier, thus earning himself a reduced one-year suspension. Sella has since returned to cycling with Italian team Carmiooro Style-A. The CAS has said that it is “sufficiently established” that Matteo Priamo has violated two articles of the World Anti-Doping Code. Priamo’s suspension has been backdated to begin on February 27th.

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