Bardiani-CSF risk MPCC exclusion after breaking cortisol rules at Giro d'Italia

The Italian team went against the regulations of the voluntary organisation after allowing a rider with low cortisol levels to compete at the Giro d'Italia

9 May 2015
98th Giro d'Italia
Stage 01 : San Lorenzo Al Mare - Sanremo TTT
Bardiani - CSF
Photo : Yuzuru SUNADA

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Bardiani-CSF could see their membership of the Movement for Credible Cycling (MPCC) terminated, after they allowed a rider with abnormally low levels of cortisol to continue to race at the Giro d'Italia, against the rules of the MPCC.

As reported by L'Equipe on Wednesday, the name of the rider has not been revealed and the Italian team, who took a stage win on Tuesday through Nicola Boem, maintain their innocence.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

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