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Ricco doping bust aided by drug maker, WADA

Updated: July 22, 2008, 10:23 PM ET
Associated Press

CANBERRA, Australia -- Riccardo Ricco's blood doping case on the Tour de France was uncovered because of a molecule planted in the banned substance by the drug manufacturer, World Anti-Doping Agency chief John Fahey said Wednesday.

Ricco, 24, won two stages before he was expelled from the Tour last week when his positive test for the blood-booster EPO was confirmed by the French anti-doping agency.

Fahey said Roche Pharmaceuticals placed a molecule in its product CERA -- Continuous ...

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