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Cyclist Vania Rossi tests positive for CERA

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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.

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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.

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