Danilo Di Luca: 'If I had never doped, I wouldn't have won'

Italian Danilo Di Luca talks about doping during his professional career in his new book, published this month

Danilo Di Luca

Banned Italian cyclist Danilo Di Luca has released a book, Bestie da Vittoria, this month on the story of his career and his doping. In the book, he says that he had to dope, otherwise he would not have won.

Di Luca received a lifetime ban in December 2013 after failing his third anti-doping control in a career that included the 2007 Giro d'Italia and wins in all three Ardennes Classics.

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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.