Italian cyclist Matteo Priamo has been banned for four years for supplying doping products to a team-mate.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled yesterday that Priamo last year provided the endurance-booster CERA to CSF Group Navigare team-mate Emanuele Sella, who cooperated with authorities and served a one-year ban. The Italian Olympic committee appealed to CAS after its own anti-doping tribunal cleared Priamo for lack of evidence.
The World Anti-Doping Agency's code allows four-year bans in trafficking cases instead of the standard two for a first doping offence.
Priamo won a stage of the 2008 Giro d'Italia, where Sella won three.Reuse content