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Bastianelli suspended for one year

By:
Shane Stokes
Published:
October 15, 2008, 0:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 21:54 BST
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Latest Cycling News, October 15, 2008

The Italian national anti-doping court has suspended Marta Bastianelli, 21, for one year based the...

The Italian national anti-doping court has suspended Marta Bastianelli, 21, for one year based the positive control for appetite suppressant flenfluramine in July. The court will backdated her suspension to August 7 of this year.

Bastianelli, the 2007 women's world road race champion, tested positive for the stimulant flenfluramine at the European under-23 championships in July. She said that she took the drug as part of an appetite suppressant, and did not attempt to enhance her performance.

The Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) anti-doping prosecutor requested a two-year suspension in September following its investigation.

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