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CONI summons Riccò and Piepoli

Leonardo Piepoli is one of two former Saunier Duval-Scott riders summoned by CONI

Leonardo Piepoli is one of two former Saunier Duval-Scott riders summoned by CONI (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

The Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) has called former Saunier Duval-Scott racers Riccardo Riccò and Leonardo Piepoli for meetings with its anti-doping prosecutor. Both were fired from their team for "doping practices" during the ongoing Tour de France.

Riccò is scheduled to appear on July 30 at 12:30 pm regarding his positive "A" sample test and subsequent judicial activity following stage four at the Tour de France. After his positive test for third generation form of the blood boosting drug EPO, Riccò was fired by his team. He has denied using EPO.

Piepoli has been called to appear on July 29 at 11:30 am to report on recent news relating to him. Although no positive doping control was announced for Piepoli, the winner of stage 10, he confessed to his directeur sportif Joxean Fernandez Matxin to using EPO.

No positive doping control has been announced yet for Piepoli, but the team's manager, Mauro Gianetti, pulled the entire squad out of the race.

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