Top Italian star banned for two years

TOP Italian star Danilo Di Luca has received a two-year ban by the Italian Olympic Committee.He got the ban for a positive doping test after testing positive for CERA, a version of EPO, the blood booster.

TOP Italian star Danilo Di Luca has received a two-year ban by the Italian Olympic Committee.

He got the ban for a positive doping test after testing positive for CERA, a version of EPO, the blood booster.

The test took place during the Giro d'Italia last year, a competition he won in 2007.

He was also fined 280,000 euros.


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Di Luca is set to appeal and said: “It will not be the end of my career, I still have a lot to give.

“I am convinced I will be able to return before two years.”

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