Di Luca positive for EPO at the Giro d'Italia

Danilo Di Luca

Danilo Di Luca tested positive for EPO on two occasions during the 2009 Giro d'Italia, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) has announced this afternoon.

The Italian rider has been provisionally suspended from competition after blood samplestaken on May 20 (stage 11) and 28 (stage 18) during the race returned a positive test for CERA, a new form of the banned blood-boosting drug EPO.

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