Rebellin Has His Two-Year Ban Confirmed

Olympic silver medalist Davide Rebellin has had a two-year ban for doping confirmed by the Monaco Cycling Federation (FMC) on Saturday. Rebellin finished second in the men's road race in Beijing behind Spaniard Samuel Sanchez, but in April 2009 it was revealed a sample from the Games had tested positive for the banned blood booster EPO (erythropoietin) Cera. Rebellin, who is registered … [Read more...]

Rebellin Doping Appeal Is Rejected By CAS

THE COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR SPORT (CAS) REJECTS THE APPEAL OF DAVIDE REBELLIN Lausanne, 30 July 2010 - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has dismissed the appeal filed by the Italian cyclist Davide Rebellin against the decision of the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) of 17 November 2009 disqualifying the athlete from the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and … [Read more...]

Rebellin To Be Stripped Of Olympic Silver Medal

PARIS, Nov 18, 2009 (AFP) – Veteran Italian cyclist Davide Rebellin who tested positive for the new generation of EPO (CERA) at the 2008 Olympic Games is to be stripped of his road race silver medal the sport’s governing body the International Cycling Union (UCI) announced on Tuesday. The UCI confirmed that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) are to disqualify the 37-year-old, who was … [Read more...]

Coni Confirm Rebellin’s Positive Dope Test

ROME, April 29, 2009 (AFP) - The Italian Olympic Committee (Coni) on Wednesday confirmed that cyclist Davide Rebellin was under investigation for doping due to a positive test returned at last year's Olympics. The 37-year-old, who earlier this month won the prestigious Fleche Wallonne race, tested for the new generation of EPO, Cera in a re-test of samples from Beijing. "Coni president … [Read more...]

Olympic Silver Medal Winner Davide Rebellin Failed Drug Test

Veteran Italian rider Davide Rebellin tested positive for EPO CERA at last year's Beijing Olympics where he won silver in the road race, Italian media reported on Tuesday. The 37-year-old - who this month won a record-equalling third Fleche-Wallone classic - numbers many memorable one day victories during his career especially in 2004 when he won the Liege-Bastogne-Liege, Fleche Wallonne and … [Read more...]

Rebellin Caputures A Rare Triple At Fleche Wallonne

HUY, Belgium, April 22, 2009 (AFP) - Italian veteran Davide Rebellin, of the Serramenti team, joined an elite club of triple winners when he won the Fleche Wallonne one-day classic for the third time here Wednesday. Rebellin, who previously won in 2007 and 2004, played a smart waiting game on the notoriously steep 'Mur de Huy' climb before overtaking Luxembourg's Andy Schleck then Australian … [Read more...]

Double Cycling blow To Italian Team

by Justin Davis JUYONGGUAN, China, Aug 9, 2008 (AFP) - Defending champion Paolo Bettini of Italy put a brave face on losing his Olympic road race crown to Spaniard Samuel Sanchez here on Saturday. But after the first big endurance test of the Games, the two-time world champion all but admitted the Italians had suffered a double blow. While Sanchez's maiden Olympic gold … [Read more...]

Samuel Sanchez Hands Spain A Welcome Cycling Gold Medal In Beijing

by Justin Davis JUYONGGUAN, China, Aug 9, 2008 (AFP) - Spanish climber Samuel Sanchez claimed his biggest ever career win when he claimed gold in the men's grueling Olympic road race, held over 245km here on Saturday. Italian Davide Rebellin finished a close second to take the silver medal with Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara placing third to take the bronze. "I can't quite … [Read more...]