Think of all the cyclists who doped themselves into oblivion including Floyd Landis, Alejandro Valverde, Tyler "Chimera" Hamilton, Ivan Basso, David Millar, and Bernhard Kohl. How many years suspension did these elite world class athletes receive? Couple generally.
Consider 23 year-old Italian cyclists Gianni Da Ros. This skinny kid was nailed with a number of PEDs, apparently including HGH, and most likley an EPO. What length ban did he receive? 20 years!!! Twenty -- that's right.
The CAS rescinded 16 of those years the other day. Perhaps when this kid can compete again, he can pack on some weight.
Italian Gianni Da Ros will not have to serve a 20-year suspension for trafficking in banned substances, the Court of Arbitration for Sport decided.
The court partially upheld the appeal by Da Ros, who asked to have the ban reduced to two years.
Da Ros was arrested in March, 2009 as part of a large operation by the Italian police to stop the distribution of doping products in fitness clubs.
In November, 2009, the Anti-Doping Tribunal of the National Olympic Committee of Italy (CONI) found him guilty of several WADA code violations, including the use, possession, trafficking and administration of banned substances and imposed a 20-year ban.
The CAS said it "confirmed the existence of the infractions committed by the Athlete", which reportedly included the use and distribution of Human Growth Hormone.
However, the court "considered that a twenty-year ban was not justified and has reduced it to a period of four years which corresponds to the standard suspension provided by Article 10.3.2 of the World Anti-Doping Code."Da Ros will be eligible to race again March 11, 2013...
What is the saying...The NCAA was mad at Kentucky so put Eastern Carolina on suspension...