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Date set for Caruso and Muraglia

The Italian cycling federation (FCI) disciplinary commission has summonsed Alessandro Kalc, Giampaolo Caruso and Giuseppe Muraglia to appear September 20 in regards to their respective investigations by the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI).

CONI prosecutors recommended a four-year sentence for Muraglia on June 19. The Acqua & Sapone rider tested positive for hCG (Human chorionic gonadotropin) in a medical control on March 4, after winning the 22nd Clasica de Almeria.

Also on June 19, CONI recommended a life sentence for 50 year-old, ex-mountain biker Kalc for his involvement in Operación Puerto. The Italian allegedly worked as a courier and a contact for the riders in Italy to communicate with Doctor Eufemiano Fuentes.

CONI recommended a suspension of two years for Caruso (Lampre-Fondital) on June 3. He rode for Liberty Seguros and Astana in 2006 when he was linked with Operación Puerto and forced to stop riding. However, the Spanish federation authorized Caruso, winner of a 2003 Tour Down Under stage, to sign with Lampre for 2007 due to a lack of evidence.

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