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Riccardo Ricco Exits Hospital After Being Treated For Bad Blood Transfusion

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02/18/2011| 0 comments
by Reuters and Roadcycling.com

Riccardo Ricco Exits Hospital After Being Treated For Bad Blood Transfusion

Italian cyclist Riccardo Ricco left hospital on Friday after 12 days of treatment for what doctors said was a self blood transfusion gone wrong.

Italian cyclist Riccardo Ricco left hospital on Friday after 12 days of treatment for what doctors said was a self blood transfusion gone wrong.

The 27-year-old, who returned from a 20-month ban last March after being caught taking drugs at the 2008 Tour de France, has been suspended by his Vacansoleil team and Italy's anti-doping body has started disciplinary proceedings against him.

Blood transfusions to boost performance are illegal under Italian sports law.

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