Italian cyclist Luca Benedetti (Amore Vita – Selle SMP), has tested positive for Darbepoetin at this year’s Grand Prix Cycliste Saguenay in Canada the UCI has announced.

The drug is a form of EPO and the 26-year-old cyclist failed the test taken after Stage 2 of the race which took place in June.

A week after his positive test, the Italian took his best result of the season when he won a stage of the Tour de Beauce.


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