Former Tour de France leader Nocentini gets four-year retroactive ban

Rinaldo Nocentini (Taviria) at the teams presentation of the 2019 Vuelta a San Juan
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Rinaldo Nocentini, who led the 2009 Tour de France for eight days, has been given a four-year ban and stripped of his results from the last two years of his career.

The Italian anti-doping tribunal of the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) gave Nocentini the maximum penalty for anti-doping rule violations for the "use or attempted use of prohibited methods".

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