Ratti tests for EPO

Eurosport - Sun, 14 Feb 19:04:00 2010

Italian Eddy Ratti has been suspended by the UCI after testing positive for EPO.

CYCLING Eddy Ratti of De Rosa-Stac Plastic - 0

The 32-year-old Ratti tested positive for the blood-boosting hormone in an out-of-competition urine test on January 21, the UCI said.

The sample was taken as part of a testing program to ensure all new riders on the biological passport program are monitored.

Ratti is provisionally suspended until the Italian cycling federation holds a disciplinary hearing. Italian authorities are notoriously strict on doping matters.

The rider was scheduled to ride for the De Rosa-Stac Plastic team this season.


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