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Danilo di Luca has been given an eye-watering fine of 280,000 Euros to go with his two-year ban for a positive EPO-Cera test at last year's Giro.

This move is in accordance with the UCI Anti-Doping Rule Article 326, that establishes a fine of 70% of the net annual income of a rider committing an offence punished by a suspension of two or more years.

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