CONI wants two years for Bastianelli

The Italian Olympic Committee's anti-doping prosecutors have recommended a two-year ban for Marta...

The Italian Olympic Committee's anti-doping prosecutors have recommended a two-year ban for Marta Bastianelli for the use of banned substances, the organisation announced on its web site Friday. Bastianelli, the reigning women's world road race champion, tested positive for the stimulant flenfluramine at the European under-23 championships in July.

The 21-year-old claimed that she took the drug as part of an appetite suppressant, and did not attempt to enhance her performance.

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