Matteo Priamo

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Matteo Priamo
Personal information
Full name Matteo Priamo
Born (1982-03-20) 20 March 1982 (age 32)
Castelfranco Veneto, Italy
Team information
Current team Suspended
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
2006–2008 Ceramica Panaria-Navigare
Major wins
Giro d'Italia, 1 stage (2008)
Infobox last updated on
15 May 2008

Matteo Priamo (born 20 March 1982 in Castelfranco Veneto) is an Italian professional road bicycle racer, previously of UCI Professional Continental team CSF Group-Navigare.

Priamo's CSF Group-Navigare teammate Emanuele Sella, who had won three stages and the mountains classification at the 2008 Giro d'Italia, tested positive for methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta (better known as Mircera, an erythropoietin derivative) at an out-of-competition control run by the UCI.[1] After confessing to his doping[2] he named Priamo as his supplier. Though the Italian National Anti-Doping tribunal originally exonerated Priamo,[3] the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled, upon appeal by the Italian National Olympic Committee, that he should be suspended for four years.[4]

Palmarès[edit]

2007 – Panaria-Navigare
1st, Stage 2, Circuit de Lorraine
2008 – CSF Group-Navigare
1st, Stage 3 and 5, Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey
1st, Stage 6, Giro d'Italia

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jeff Jones and Gregor Brown (2008-08-05). "Emmanuele Sella positive for EPO". BikeRadar.com. Retrieved 2009-11-15. 
  2. ^ Agence France Presse (2008-08-08). "Sella tells CONI he used EPO". VeloNews. Retrieved 2009-11-15. 
  3. ^ Laura Weislo and Sue George (2009-02-28). "Priamo exonerated, Sella "told the truth"". Cycling News. Retrieved 2009-11-22. 
  4. ^ VeloNation Press (2009-11-12). "CAS gives Priamo a four-year ban". Velo Nation. Retrieved 2009-11-15. 

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