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Giro champ Di Luca denies new doping allegations

ROME -- Giro d'Italia winner Danilo Di Luca
has denied allegations he used a drip between a stage of May's
race and a surprise late night doping test.

Di Luca met the Italian Olympic Committee's (CONI)
anti-doping prosecutor on Thursday and said he had been asked to
declare if he had used anything intravenous, without specifying
if it had been alleged anything illegal was in a drip.

"I have not done anything intravenous, nothing prohibited,
therefore what should I declare?" Di Luca, who is serving a
three-month ban for his links to a doctor accused of supplying
doping products, told reporters.

Di Luca, who has always denied doping, was tested by CONI after the 17th stage of the
Giro and officials said the results showed abnormal hormone
levels.

CONI were not immediately available for comment.