Di Luca cleared to race

Fri, 15 Oct 15:33:00 2010

Danilo Di Luca has had his two-year doping ban reduced to 15 months by an anti-doping tribunal at the Italian Olympic Committee.

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Di Luca was banned after testing positive for EPO-Cera after finishing second in the 2009 Giro d'Italia.

However, his collaboration with investigators probing doping in cycling has led to a reduction in his sentence that was initially set to run until July 2011.

Di Luca said he had spoken to the prosecutor in Padua "to explain the methodologies that I've seen".

The 34-year-old, who won Liège–Bastogne–Liège and the Giro in 2007, is cleared to race immediately and has been linked with a move to Geox who will take over sponsorship of ProTour team Footon-Servetto in 2011.


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