Increased Pressure on UCI to Broaden Valverde Ban
The Italian Olympic Committee is increasing its pressure on the UCI to extend its two-year ban for Alejandro Valverde worldwide.
The Italian Olympic Committee is increasing its pressure on the International Cycling Union to extend its two-year ban for Team Caisse d'Epargne's Spanish cyclist Alejandro Valverde worldwide.
CONI president Giovanni Petrucci said yesterday that he has asked Italian cycling federation president Renato Di Rocco, who is also vice president of the UCI, to speed up the issue within the international federation.
Italian media reported Monday that the Swiss Federal Court rejected an appeal by Valverde seeking to overturn a ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport upholding his ban in Italy. The Swiss court has not publicized its ruling yet.
Valverde appealed to the CAS claiming that the Italians had no legal right to judge him based on evidence seized by Spanish police in 2006.