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Grillo unfit to start in Valencia

Italian rider Paride Grillo (Panaria-Navigare) could not take the start of the first stage of the Vuelta a la Comunidad Valenciana on Tuesday. UCI doping controls carried out on riders of six teams (Benfica, Euskaltel, Grupo Mateos, Karpin, Panaria et Relax) prior to the start of the race returned a hematocrit level exceeding 50 percent for the 24 year-old sprinter. Grillo will thus be out of competition for two weeks.