ROME, Oct 14, 2013 – Anti-doping officials from the Italian Olympic
Committee (Coni) on Monday requested a life ban against cyclist Danilo Di Luca
Di Luca, 37, quit this year’s Giro d’Italia after testing positive for the
banned blood booster EPO (erythropoietin) out of competition on April 29.
CONI said in a statement that it was the rider’s second violation of the
world anti-doping agency (WADA) code and called for his results after the
positive test to be wiped out.
The Italian has already served two bans for doping misdemeanors in the
past, including a positive test for EPO in 2009.