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Cyclist Vania Rossi tests positive for CERA

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West Central Tribune
Cyclist Vania Rossi tests positive for CERA
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ROME (AP) -- Cyclist Vania Rossi has tested positive for doping.

The Italian Olympic Committee says the blood-booster CERA was found in Rossi's system after she finished second in the Italian cyclecross championships on Jan. 10 in Segrate, near Milan.

She is the partner of Riccardo Ricco, who was caught using the same substance at the 2008 Tour de France after winning two mountain stages. The couple have a son, who was born in July.

Ricco's 20-month ban will expire on March 19.