Marta Bastianelli 2007 world champion

Current women?s world champion Marta Bastianelli has tested positive for the banned substance flenfluramine, the Italian Cycling Federation confirmed on Monday.

Traces of flenfluramine were found in a urine sample taken after Bastianelli finished third in the European Under 23 road race championships on July 5 in Verbania, Italy.

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