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Vacansoleil Suspends Riccardo Riccò

Vacansoleil has suspended Italian rider Riccardo Riccò effective immediately. The team undertook "an urgent investigation" after illness, believed to be caused by blood doping, sent Riccò to hospital. The Italian reportedly confessed to blood doping while in hospital, which intensified the controversy. According to recent reports in the Italian press, his condition is improving. Read the full statement.