Mauro Santambrogio handed three-month ban for racing in fixed-gear criterium

The former Italian racer was banned for three years in 2015 after failing a doping test

Mauro Santambrogio finishes stage 16 of the Giro d'Italia 2013 (Tim De Waele/Getty)

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Mauro Santambrogio has been handed a three-month ban after he failed to declare his historic doping violations and raced in a fixed-gear criterium in Italy.

Details of the ban were posted online by an Italian journalist, claiming that Santambrogio's previous doping convictions had not been raised on his application to race in the crit, with riders who have historic doping bans apparently not allowed to participate in Italian amateur races.

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