Mauro Santambrogio receives three-year ban for 2014 positive test

Italian says he will not try to return to racing again after being handed a three-year ban by the UCI

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Mauro Santambrogio says he has given up on racing professionally, after being handed a three-year ban by the UCI for a positive test for testosterone in 2014.

The Italian failed the out-of-competition doping control in October last year while he was still serving a ban for testing positive for EPO at the 2013 Giro d'Italia while riding for Vini-Fantini. He had taken victory on stage 14 of the race and finished ninth overall, but was subsequently disqualified after testing positive.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).