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Cristian Moreni (born 21 November 1972 in Asola) is an Italian former road racing cyclist who rode for Cofidis, le Crédit par Téléphone in the UCI ProTour.

Cristian Moreni
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Personal information
Full nameCristian Moreni
Born (1972-11-21) 21 November 1972 (age 46)
Asola, Italy
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight67 kg (148 lb)
Team information
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Professional team(s)
1998–2000Liquigas
2001Mercatone Uno
2002–2004Alessio
2005Quick Step-Innergetic
2006–2007Cofidis
Major wins
Giro d'Italia, 1 stage
Vuelta a España, 1 stage
Italian National Road Race Champion (2004)

DopingEdit

Moreni tested positive for testosterone at the end of the 11th stage of the 2007 Tour de France, on 25 July 2007 (stage 16). He was arrested after stage 16 by French gendarmes. He pleaded guilty, and did not request that a second sample be tested. Subsequently, to his arrest, Cofidis withdrew from the Tour. Moreni was suspended for two years following the scandal.[1]

In 2009, when his suspension ended, Moreni became the first cyclist to pay a fine of one year's salary to the UCI. Moreni wanted to return as a professional cyclist.[2]

Tour de France participationsEdit

  • 2002 - 66th overall
  • 2006 - 44th overall; 8th points; 2nd, Stage 18
  • 2007 - Disqualified, use of Testosterone

Major resultsEdit

1999
Stage win, Vuelta a España
2000
Stage win, Giro d'Italia
2003
Regio-Tour International, stage 1
Giro del Veneto
2004
  Italian National Road Race Championship
Route du Sud, stage 1
46th, Summer Olympics Men's Road Race
2005
Tour de l'Ain, stage 1
7th, GP Ouest-France

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/29062009/58/tour-de-france-tour-de-france-doping-scandals.html
  2. ^ Kröner, Hedwig (13 November 2009). "Moreni upbeat about paying fine". Cyclingnews. Retrieved 5 June 2011.

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