CONI has confirmed that Vania Rossi (partner of Riccardo Riccò) has tested positive for EPO CERA throught heir website today. The test was conducted at the Italian Women’s National Cyclo-Cross Championships where Rossi placed second on January 10, 2010.
Rossi gave birth to the couples baby boy recently, and then made speedy return to cyclo-cross racing.
Riccardo Riccò tested positive for the same drug during the 2008 Tour de France. Because of that positive test he is serving a 20 month doping ban. The ban ends on March 17th, and he is rumored to be joining Team Flaminia.