Vini Zabù's Matteo De Bonis tests positive for EPO

Italian rider's positive puts team's wildcard placing at the Giro d'Italia into question

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Italian Matteo De Bonis has been suspended from racing after an out-of-competition doping test found adverse levels of EPO in his body.

The 25-year-old Vini Zabù rider gave the positive test during a control on February 16. He will not be allowed to race until the matter is formally closed, with the Italian having the right to request and attend the analysis of his B sample.

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