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Di Luca tests positive for EPO, risks life ban

Updated: May 24, 2013, 6:54 AM ET
Associated Press

PONTE DI LEGNO, Italy -- Former Giro d'Italia winner Danilo Di Luca tested positive for EPO in a surprise test at his home before this year's race, organizers said Friday.

If confirmed in a backup "B" sample, Di Luca risks a lifetime ban since this is his third offense.

The UCI provisionally suspended Di Luca pending a hearing with the Italian cycling federation and the Vini Fantini-Selle Italia squad fired the 37-year-old Italian rider.

The test was carried out April 29, five ...

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