Riccardo Ricco

Italian Riccardo Ricco has reportedly been sacked by his Vacansoleil team.

Ricco, who had previously been suspended by the Dutch team, was rushed to hospital two weeks ago with suspected kidney failure. He lated admitted to doctors treating him that he had doped himself with blood from his fridge that may have 'gone off'.

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