Riccardo Riccò handed lifetime doping ban

Cycling : Tour de France / Stage 10
RICCO Riccardo (Ita) / SASTRE Carlos (Esp) / EVANS Cadel (Aus) / NIBALI Vincenzo (Sui) / VANDEVELDE VANDE VELDE Christian (Usa) /
Pau - Hautacam (156 Km) /
Ronde van Frankrijk / TDF / Etape Rit / (c)Tim De Waele
Riccardo Riccò attacks on Hautacam on stage 10 of the 2008 Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Former Italian rider Riccardo Riccò has been banned for life by Italian anti-doping authorities after being found guilty in yet another doping investigation. 

In 2015, Riccò was accused of trying to buy EPO and testosterone after being caught red-handed with two dealers by Italian police in a car park in the Tuscan town of Livorno, according to reports in Italian media.

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