Danilo Di Luca

Danilo Di Luca thought he was the best rider in the world after winning Liege-Bastogne-Liege and the Giro d?Italia this year. He was convinced he was set for another big contract in 2008, but after being caught up in a doping scandal the Italian has been forced to find his own sponsors, and is now desperately looking for a team that will give him a place in 2008.

Di Luca has struggled to find a team ever since being placed under investigation by the Italian Olympic Committee?s doping investigators. Liquigas initially refused to renew his 600,000 pound contract, and then dropped him like a stone in the summer when the investigations continued.

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