Operation Puerto case goes to court in Spain

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01/24/2013| 0 comments
by AP and Roadcycling.com
Lance Armstrong, Alejandro Valverde and Michael Rasmussen Fotoreporter Sirotti

Operation Puerto case goes to court in Spain

Just days after Lance Armstrong's doping admission, professional cycling is set for more damaging revelations when the long-delayed Operation Puerto case finally goes to court in Spain.

caused by doping practices he was submitted to by Eufemiano Fuentes while riding for team Kelme.

Given Operation Puerto's history, Manzano is not optimistic about the trial's outcome, reiterating WADA's complaint that there were athletes from other sports who were clients of Fuentes yet to be named.

"I don't have many hopes, with the judges having opened and closed the case so many times," he said and added "There are 100 bags of blood that nobody knows who belong to, and many other things, including a lot of (performance enhancing) products. There are things which sadly we will never know."

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