Bardiani-CSF riders to be sacked by team after doping positives confirmed

Analysis of B samples confirms positive tests

On the eve of the Giro, Stefano Pirazzi (left) and Nicola Ruffoni (right) of Bardiani-CSF were both evicted from the race after testing positive for growth hormones. The pair were later suspended from the team after positive B samples.

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Niccola Ruffoni and Stefano Pirazzi have been sacked by Bardiani-CSF after testing of their B samples confirmed their positive doping tests from before the Giro d'Italia.

The two Italian riders tested positive for the same type of growth hormone in out-of-competition tests conducted the end of the April, with the announcement of the positive tests made a day before the start of the Giro d'Italia.

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