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by Matt de Neef
May 22, 2017
In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Tom Dumoulin leads the Giro d’Italia into its third rest day, Jungels wins stage 15; George Bennett wins the Amgen Tour of California; Ashleigh Moolman wins the Emakumeen XXX Bira with final-stage victory; Edvald Boasson Hagen rides to third Tour of Norway title; Jonathan Hivert victorious at the Vuelta a Castilla y Leon; Daniel Summerhill claims Tour of Japan prologue; Sarah Roy takes out the SwissEver GP Cham – Hagendorn; Adam Hansen continues at the Giro despite hand injury; Tanel Kangert abandons the Giro after horror crash; Riccardo Riccò facing prosecution for allegedly supplying drugs to amateur rider; Katusha-Alpecin team staff suspended for sewage dump; Orica-Scott Backstage Pass — stage 15.
Disgraced former professional Riccardo Ricco could face prosecution for allegedly supplying drugs to an amateur cyclist, Italian media reports suggest.
The Gazzetta di Modena reports that a preliminary heating at the end of May will determine whether Ricco and seven other suspects will face charges regarding the distribution and use of banned drugs. The latest development follows an police operation in 2014 that alleges stolen prescriptions were used to obtain drugs such as EPO.
Riccardo Ricco won two stages of the 2008 Tour de France but was soon fired by his Saunier Duval–Prodir team after testing positive for CERA. He later received a 20-month ban. The Italian returned to the sport in 2010, but was later fired by Vacansoleil after an alleged self-administered blood transfusion went wrong, making Ricco seriously ill. Ricco was later given a 12-year ban by the Italian Olympic committee.
Follow the link to read more at the Gazzetta di Modena.