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Italian Olympic committee suspends Pasquale Muto for doping

ROME (AFP) - Italian rider Pasquale Muto was on Saturday banned for two-and-a-half years by the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) for doping.

ROME (AFP) – Italian rider Pasquale Muto was on Saturday banned for two-and-a-half years by the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) for doping.

The 31-year-old, who rides for Italian team Miche Guerciotti, tested positive for the blood-boosting drug EPO (erythropoietin) on April 10 in Genoa after the Giro dell’Appennino.