Giuseppe Muraglia positive for hCG

Acqua & Sapone-Caffè Mokambo rider Giuseppe Muraglia has been confirmed "Positive for hCG (Human chorionic gonadotropin)" by the UCI. It signalled the Italian Olympic Committee's (CONI) anti-doping prosecutors of the results based on a test that was done after the 27 year-old from Andria (Puglia) won the 22nd Clasica de Almeria, March 4.

Because of Muraglia's Almeria test result and his involvement with 2004's Oil for Drugs raids he has been asked to appear in Rome this Wednesday, June 13. Muraglia rode for Formaggi Pinzolo in 2004 when he, along with other riders suspected to be involved with Doctor Santuccione, was woken from his room during a NAS (Italy's Anti-Narcotics Group) raid. (For more on Oil for Drugs, read NAS blitz nets nada and NAS raid Giro again from 2004.)

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