Danilo Di Luca, Giro d'Italia 2013, stage 18 TT

Danilo Di Luca has been handed a lifetime ban from professional cycling after failing a test for EPO in April, his third doping infringement.

Di Luca failed an out-of-competition test for banned blood booster EPO from a sample taken on April 29. The Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) banned Di Luca for life after it held a hearing on Thursday.

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