Luca Ascani

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Luca Ascani Road cycling
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Date of birth June 29, 1983
nation ItalyItaly Italy
discipline Street
End of career 2012
2007-2009 EPO
Last updated: September 30, 2018

Luca Ascani (born June 29, 1983 in Loreto ) is a former Italian cyclist .

Athletic career

In 2004, Luca Ascani finished second in the individual time trial at the U23-class Italian road cycling championship . From 2005 he rode for the Naturino-Sapore di Mare cycling team . In his first year there, he won a stage in the Tour of Qinghai Lake . In the 2007 season he won the first section of the Giro d'Abruzzo and also won the overall standings.

On June 26, 2007, Ascani won the Italian time trial championship. In early August it was announced that he had tested positive for EPO after that race . He was banned for two years until August 2009 and the league title was stripped from him. After the ban he returned to cycling and won the overall ranking of the Tour of Serbia in 2010 . In 2011 he was third in the Giro del Trentino and fourth in the Tour of Slovenia . The following year he ended his sports career.




Web links

Individual evidence

  1. doping, squalifica by Luca Ascani. In: il Resto del May 9, 2008, accessed September 30, 2018 (Italian).
  2. Cycling4Fans - Doping: 2006 cycling doping cases. In: Retrieved September 30, 2018 .