Monday, September 6, 2010
Kyklos: Danilo Di Luca's Bike Brand
Danilo Di Luca is getting close to launching his own bike brand in the near future: Kyklos.
His website, www.kyklosbike.it, advises "Coming Soon".
So, why has Di Luca chosen "Kyklos", a term Greek authors used to describe what they saw as the political cycle of governments in a society? A reader from Greece writes, "Kyklos just means circle. The word circle can have multiple conotations depending on its use of course... "
Di Luca's last major victory was the 2007 Giro d'Italia. In 2008 he finished second overall, winning the points classification. On 22 July 2009, it was announced that Di Luca had tested positive for CERA on 20 and 28 May 2009, during the Giro d'Italia. He was provisionally suspended with immediate effect by the UCI. On 8 August, his positive tests were confirmed. On February 1, 2010, the Italian Olympic committee (CONI) suspended him for two years (effective as of July 22, 2009) for the Giro doping incident.
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