Cycling-Italian anti-doping body opens proceedings against Ricco

MILAN Tue Feb 8, 2011 12:11pm EST

MILAN Feb 8 (Reuters) - Cyclist Riccardo Ricco faces disciplinary proceedings after reports he had performed a blood transfusion on himself, the Italian anti-doping body said in a statement on Tuesday.

Ricco is seriously ill in hospital. (Writing by Mark Meadows; Editing by Alan Baldwin; To query or comment on this story email