International Cycling

Pre-Giro doper Pirazzi banned for four years

2017-10-04 16:34
Stefano Pirazzi (AFP)

Paris - Stefano Pirazzi, one of two riders sacked by the Bardiani team and thrown out of the 2017 Giro D'Italia, has been banned for four years for his positive doping test from April.

The International Cycling Union (UCI) confirmed the ban on Wednesday saying Pirazzi tested positive for human growth hormones in an out-of-competion test in April, which was revealed on the eve of the Giro, and in the more recent 'B' test.

The 30-year-old Pirazzi will not be eligible until May 3, 2021, as the UCI backdated the ban.

Pirazzi's former team-mate Nicola Ruffoni also tested positive but the UCI is yet to deliver a verdict.

Read more on:    stefano pirazzi  |  cycling
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2017/18 PSL season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
Vote

Besides the 'Big 3' of rugby, cricket and soccer, which of the 'smaller' sports in South Africa do you enjoy the most?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.