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Danilo Di Luca banned for life

Updated: December 5, 2013, 1:04 PM ET
Associated Press

ROME -- Former Giro d'Italia winner Danilo Di Luca was banned from cycling for life Thursday following a third doping offense, joining Lance Armstrong as one of the highest profile riders to be kicked out of the sport.

The Italian Olympic Committee's anti-doping court issued the verdict after the 37-year-old Di Luca tested positive for the blood booster EPO in a surprise test in April, five days before this year's Giro.

"It's certainly not very nice,'' Di Luca said. "It makes me ...

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