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Dario Frigo faces one-year prison term

By:
Greg Johnson
Published:
July 02, 2008, 0:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 21:38 BST
Edition:
Latest Cycling News, July 2, 2008

Albertville public prosecutors have requested that Italy's Dario Frigo serve a one-year prison term...

Albertville public prosecutors have requested that Italy's Dario Frigo serve a one-year prison term relating to the 2005 Tour de France anti-doping sting involving his wife, according to French newspaper Dauphiné Libéré.

The sentence request will be heard September 15.

Before the start of stage 11 in Courchevel, police found ten doses of EPO (Erythropoietin) in Susaana Frigo's car as part of a boarder-crossing search. The couple were arrested for carrying prohibited substances.

Dario Frigo faced similar problem in 2001. He was thrown out of that year's Giro d'Italia following a surprise police raid that uncovered doping substances. He subsequently served a six-month ban.

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