Diego Ulissi prevented from racing as Salbutamol positive fallout continues

UCI steps in to prevent Italian Diego Ulissi from racing after he tested positive for Salbutamol at the Giro d'Italia in May

Diego Ulissi wins stage eight of the 2014 Giro d'Italia

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Italian Diego Ulissi (Lampre-Merida) will not race as planned today after being stopped again due to his Salbutamol anti-doping positive at the Giro d'Italia in May.

The 25-year-old Tuscan returned to competition yesterday in Italy's Coppa Bernocchi one-day classic, finishing 22nd, after nearly three months away, but cycling's governing body quickly stopped him. In the afternoon after the race, the UCI told Ulissi that it referred his case to Swiss Cycling to start a disciplinary hearing. Ulissi is from Livorno, but lives in Lugano, Switzerland.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.