National Championships

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All riders who have a history of doping may not participate in the National Championships or nor representing Italy in the world. The measure leaves out internationally renowned riders such as Ivan Basso, Danilo Di Luca, Stefano Garzelli, Michele Scarponi and Alessandro Petacchi. The Italian cycling Federation has confirmed that all riders who have been sanctioned for doping, without time limit, may not participate in the national championships and neither represent Italy at the world. The President of the Federation, Renato di Rocco, explained that the disqualification affects not only cyclists who have been sanctioned after August 1, 2008, but to all those who have a history. The measure leaves out renown riders such as Ivan Basso, Danilo Di Luca, Stefano Garzelli, Michele Scarponi and Alessandro Petacchi. The latter, which gave positive for salbutamol in 2007, was one of the Favorites in the world in Copenhagen, whose tour is conducive to the ride. The Italian coach, Paolo Bettini, considered the measure very harsh and restrictive and is aware that the Italian team is going to lose a very important men, but abides by the decision: now we will have to look more at the young riders, he said. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Danilo Di Luca, who gave positive for wax in 2009 and now runs on the Katusha, it will submit an appeal against the Federal decision. Source of the news: Italy excludes its selection to all cyclists who have a history of doping