Bardiani-CSF could face 12-month ban after third rider tests positive, blaming his mother's diuretic pill

Michael Bresciani tests positive for diuretic after his first race as a professional

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The whole of the Bardiani-CSF team could be banned for up to a year a third rider on the team has tested positive for banned substances within a 12-month period.

After Stefano Pirazzi and Nicola Ruffoni both tested positive for a form of human growth hormone in late April, and now Michael Bresciani, a 22-year-old rider who was recruited by the team in June as a replacement for Pirazzi and Ruffoni, has also tested positive for a banned substance.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.