Danilo Di Luca, Giro d'Italia 2013, stage 18 TT

Danilo Di Luca (Vini Fantini-Selle Italia) has failed an out-of-competion test for banned blood booster erythropoietin (EPO).

According to Italian paper La Gazzetta dello Sport, he tested positive for EPO ahead of the Giro d'Italia on April 29. The Italian, who has been linked to other doping scandals in the past, previously failed a test for EPO in 2009.

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