The Vini Zabù team could miss out on participating in the Giro d'Italia after rider Matteo De Bonis tested positive for the banned blood-booster erythropoietin (EPO) and the Italian outfit were suspended by the International Cycling Union (UCI).
A UCI statement read: "The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announces that the Italian rider Matteo De Bonis was notified of an Adverse Analytic Finding (AAF) for Erythropoiten (EPO) in a sample collected during an out-of-competition control held on 16 February, 2021.
"This target doping control was planned and carried out by the International Testing Agency (ITA) on behalf of the UCI."
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