Serial doper Riccò named in steroid trafficking investigation

The ex-Saunier Duval rider, who is currently banned from the sport, is linked to new doping investigation

Riccardo Ricco wins the stage
(Image credit: LUC CLAESSEN)

Italian ex-pro Riccardo Riccò, currently banned from cycling until 2024, has found his name linked to doping once again, according to Italian News Agency ANSA. Police in Livorno, Tuscany have named Riccò as being involved in an investigation into drug trafficking in the area.

Five arrests have been made on charges including embezzlement, receiving stolen goods, selling narcotics and trading doping products. A nurse and a careworker have already been jailed, having stolen anabolic steroids from Livorno's Civil Hospital with the intent to illegally sell them on.

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