Italian cyclist Stefano Pirazzi gets 4-year doping ban

Updated: October 3, 2017, 11:29 AM ET
Associated Press

AIGLE, Switzerland -- Italian cyclist Stefano Pirazzi has been banned for four years for a positive doping test before the Giro d'Italia.

The International Cycling Union said Pirazzi, 30, is suspended until May 3, 2021.

The UCI says he tested positive for growth hormone-releasing peptides in training one week before the Giro began in May.

Pirazzi won the mountains classification in the 2013 Giro and a stage of the three-week race the next year.

He was fired by his Bardiani CSF team within a month of the positive test.

Pirazzi can appeal against his ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.


Copyright 2017 by The Associated Press

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