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Old 09-30-10, 11:51 AM   #1
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And to complete Thursday's Doping Hat Trick, Ricco's house is searched!

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Around 50 unidentified tablets were uncovered in a police search at the home of Riccardo Riccò (Vacansoleil) last week, according to a report in Italian newspaper Leggo.

Riccò’s house in Serra Mazzoni near Modena was raided as part of a NAS anti-drugs squad operation that was carried out across central Italy. Officers discovered approximately fifty unmarked and partially crushed tablets, stored loose in a cabinet in Riccò’s house. The tablets were sequestered for analysis and identification in a laboratory in Perugia.
Personally, I always thought Ricco should have been nicknamed "The Weasel" rather than "The Cobra". If he's busted and kicked out of the sport, I won't shed a tear.
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Not a good day for Vacansoleil.
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Meh, could be aspirin.

I doubt he'd be stupid enough to keep illegal pharmaceuticals at his home after all that's happened.
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I think it would be hilarious if what they confiscated were vitamins, or something innocuous
a homeopathic like Echinacea
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La Gazzetta dello Sport has leaked photographic evidence collected during the investigation:



I admit, I should have been clearer in my original post that Ricco is of course innocent until proven guilty, and that what exactly was recovered is undetermined at this time.
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Nooo! A friend rides for Vaconsoleil!!!
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I think it would be hilarious if what they confiscated were vitamins, or something innocuous
a homeopathic like Echinacea
Or, how about the irony if they were vitamins contaminated with a trace of PED?
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