Historic Overview Francesco Reda
Francesco Reda (born 19 November 1982 in Cosenza) is an Italian professional road bicycle racer. He rode for UCI Professional Continental Team Androni Giocattoli–Venezuela, when he was banned after evading a doping test. His ban was reduced after he gave evidence to the Cycling Independent Reform Commission. He now rides for Team Idea 2010 ASD. On 15 July 2015, it was announced that Reda had tested positive to EPO after the Italian National Road Race Championships, which he finished second. In February 2016, Reda was banned for eight years.