Bosisio given two-year doping ban

Last Updated: Apr 28, 2010, 21:41 PM IST

Rome: Italian Gabriele Bosisio was on Wednesday hit with a two-year doping ban by the Italian Olympic Committee (Coni) after testing positive for the banned blood-booster EPO.

The 29-year-old ex-LPR team-mate of disgraced former Tour of Italy winner Danilo Di Luca, also serving a dope ban, tested positive in a surprise out of competition test last September.

His ban will run until October 5, 2011 while he was also fined 9,625 euros.

Bosisio`s greatest moment in cycling came in 2008 when he held the leader`s pink jersey at his home Tour of Italy for a single day.

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