Ricco's cycling career 'ended' with 12-year ban

Riccardo Ricco

Riccardo Ricco's cycling career has effectively been ended after the Italian was served with a 12-year suspension from competition for a doping infringement - the second of his career.

The 28-year-old was found guilty of blood doping by an anti-doping tribunal, who also followed the Italian Olympic Committee's recommendation that he be banned for 12 years as it it his second doping offence.

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