The Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) indicated Wednesday that it has summoned Italian cyclist Emanuele Sella, who tested positive for the banned performance enhancing substance EPO-CERA. Sella, the winner of three stages of the 2008 Giro d'Italia, will appear before CONI headquarters in Rome on Friday according to organization's website.
Sella tested positive in one of the UCI's out of competition tests on July 23. Although the test was during the time of the Tour de France, his CSF Navigare Team was not racing in the French Grand Tour.
Sella is CSF Navigare's second rider to test positive this year. Ariel Maximiliano Richeze failed a doping test for the steroid stanazol during the final stage of the Circuit de la Sarthe in April.