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Piepoli asks for, granted extension to prepare for doping hearing

Updated: October 9, 2008, 9:58 AM ET
Associated Press

ROME -- Italian cyclist Leonardo Piepoli was given more time to prepare for a hearing into his positive doping tests at the Tour de France.

The hearing, originally set for Friday, has been rescheduled for Oct. 22 by the Italian Olympic Committee's anti-doping prosecutor. Piepoli had asked for a delay.

On Monday, Italian and French officials announced that Piepoli twice tested positive for a version of EPO during this year's Tour de France.

The Italian committee and French anti-doping ...

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