Police examine Ricco's blood and telephone records

Riccardo Ricco wins the stage

Italian prosecutors have confiscated Riccardo Riccò's hospital tests and telephone records for their doping investigation. The cyclist admitted Sunday to an illegal blood transfusion, which led to his hospitalisation and near death.

Fiorenzo Alessi, Riccò's lawyer told La Gazzetta dello Sport today that Riccò may try to retract his admission.

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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.