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Italy's Bastianelli tests positive for stimulant, reports say

Updated: July 28, 2008, 2:42 PM ET
Associated Press

ROME -- Cyclist Marta Bastianelli, who is scheduled to compete for Italy in the Beijing Olympics, has tested positive for a banned substance, Italian news reports said Monday.

Bastianelli tested positive for a banned stimulant during a screening conducted July 5 by the International Cycling Union during the under-23 European championships in northern Italy, the ANSA news agency reported.

The cycling union said it could not comment on the report.

The 21-year-old cyclist won the ...

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