Canadian Cyclist ARG banner 247-1 Sept 17.14
   Follow us on Twitter
 
Find us on Facebook
 
Wheels of Bloor - March 7
 
ACS Apollo Bikes - November 19
 
Williams Cycling March 28
 
IMBA Canada - Dec 14
 
Share the Road - Dec 14
 


 

 

 
Spec We Win Road CC1 Oct 6
 

Daily News


 

July 17/08 8:22 am - Ricco Positive, Saunier-Duval Out of the Tour


Posted by Editor on 07/17/08
 

Ricco Positive - Out of the Tour

The French sports newspaper L'Equipe reported in today's edition that Italian Riccardo Ricco of the Saunier-Duval team has tested positive for EPO, the third rider to test positive at the Tour de France this year. According to L'Eqipe, Ricco's 'A' sample urine test showed French Anti-Doping Agency AFLD showed traces of CERA (Continuous Erythropoietin Receptor Activator), a third generation version of the blood booster EPO.

Ricco is the first high ranking rider to be caught this year, and was currently sitting ninth in GC after having won stages 6 and 9, as well as leading the Younger Rider classification. Ricco was detained by the police for questioning, and the Saunier-Duval team has withdrawn from the Tour.

 


Return to Canadian Cyclist homepage | Back to Top
D'Ornellas (+7451) - Oct 21
 
ARG button Sept 17.14
 

 
Bikesports - August 12
 

 


 
Dundas Speed Shop - Jan 11 (+524)
 
  


 
 © Copyright 1998-2014 Canadian Cyclist. All rights reserved.  Privacy Policy | Contact | Subscribe to RSS Feed  | Login