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Cyclist tests positive for EPO, risks life ban

Updated: May 24, 2013, 11:59 AM ET
Associated Press

ROME -- Cycling's first major race since the end of the Lance Armstrong case was rattled by another high-profile positive doping test Friday.

Former Giro d'Italia winner Danilo Di Luca tested positive for EPO in a surprise check at his home before this year's race, organizers said.

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

"I wasn't expecting this. It was a surprise for me. I'm disappointed," Di Luca said upon leaving ...

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