By now it is old news that Riccardo Ricco has decided to split with his long time girlfriend Vania Rossi after she tested positive for EPO-CERA, the same drug that Ricco tested positive for at the 2008 Tour de France. So, after being supported by Rossi throughout his suspension, Ricco now sees fit to drop Rossi in this her darkest moment.
When cocaine addiction symptoms finally manifest themselves in a user, that person’s loved ones should do their best to bring him to a cocaine addiction treatment center.
Riccardo Ricco is in many ways already a sadder story than his star-crossed cycling rival, Marco Pantani. "Il Pirata" died alone of a drug overdose on Valentine's Day just a few years ago. Known as an explosive climber and personality, Pantani captivated the cycling world with his brash attacks on the bike and bold claims off it throughout many years of his career. Sadly though, his drug use caught up to him and he eventually devolved into a shell of his former self, dying alone in a Rimini hotel room.