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Riccardo Ricco has denied doping at the Tour de France and asked that for the counter-analysis of his urine sample taken after the Cholet time trial, according to Italian media.

According to the Gazzetta dello Sport web site and Italian television's Alessandra di Stefano who was outside the courtroom, Ricco's lawyer announced that the Italian denied ever taking EPO.

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