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Giro d'Italia: Two Riders excluded after failing blood tests
 
By Fabio
Date: 5/6/2004
Giro d'Italia: Two Riders excluded after failing blood tests
 

Here we go again! And there was no need to wait for riders to get on thir bikes either. Two days away from the race start, unpleasant news are stealing the show (again) in Italy. The first, usual pre-race blood tests were carried out by the UCI ”vampires” at the 87th Giro d’Italia today and, as "Gazzetta dello Sport" and other media report, the first bad news from the “Corsa Rosa” came: two riders failed them.

The haematic values of Colombian Uberlino Mesa Estepa (Colombia-Selle Italia) and Slovenia‘s Jure Golcer (Formaggi Pinzolo-Fiavé) were reportedly above the standard (the threshold for men is 50 percent), and both cyclists were consequently excluded from the race, and have been suspended from all racing for a period of 15 days, as it usually happens in cases like this.

We’ll keep you updated on any eventual developments in this regard.


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