Further positives from Tour samples

The International Cycling Union (UCI) announced Tuesday that two more samples from the Tour de France were declared positive for the blood booster CERA (Continuous Erythropoiesis Receptor Activator). Two blood samples taken from Riccardo Riccò were found to contain the substance: one from the pre-Tour controls on July 4 and the second from the rest day in Pau on July 15, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

Riccò, who was already given a two-year suspension for twice turning up positive with the urine test for CERA, will not face further punishment for the latest results, as all four positives were for the same substance at the same event, and are considered to be one offense.

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