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CONI asks for more 'Oil for drugs' bans

By:
Jean-François Quénet in Cannes
Published:
March 16, 2008, 0:00 GMT,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 21:22 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, March 16, 2008

Seven cyclists and former cyclists were named by the Italian Olympic Committee's Anti-doping Court...

Seven cyclists and former cyclists were named by the Italian Olympic Committee's Anti-doping Court as part of the 'Oil for drugs' investigation, CONI announced Friday. Former cyclist Dino Buffoni is facing a two and a half year ban from holding office or any position within the sport, a ban on visiting stadiums in Italy, and on participating in national sports events".

Two year suspension were requested for former cyclists Giovanni Renosto, Fabrizio Guidi, Daniele Di Nucci, Stefano Ciramini and Stefano Bonuccelli. For Davide Bonuccelli, a current member of Ceramica Flaminia, a two year suspension was requested. No further details on the offenses of these riders were offered.

2007 Giro d'Italia champion Danilo Di Luca served a three-month suspension for his involvement in the affair.

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