Contador Will Not Testify At Operacion Puerto Trial

MADRID, Feb 19, 2013 (AFP) - Former Tour de France winner Alberto Contador will not testify at the "Operacion Puerto" trial in defence of Manolo Sainz, his former manager at the Liberty Seguros cycling team, the defendant's lawyer confirmed on Tuesday. Sainz is on trial along with four others, including the principal accused Eufemiano Fuentes, for endangering public health by sanctioning … [Read more...]

Ullrich Made Multiple Visits To Fuentes

BERLIN, Oct 17, 2009 (AFP) - Germany's retired former Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich consulted Eufemiano Fuentes, the Spanish doctor at the center of the Puerto drugs affair, 24 times between 2003-6, Der Spiegel said in a report to appear on Monday. Der Spiegel's report was based on a 2,219-page investigation into Ullrich by German police which concluded that the rider "used Dr Fuentes … [Read more...]

Operation Puerto affair reopened

MADRID, Feb 14, 2008 (AFP) - The Operation Puerto blood-doping affair involving about 60 cyclists and which erupted in May 2006, has been reopened, Madrid prosecutors' said on Thursday. A raid on the Madrid laboratory of Dr Eufemiano Fuentes uncovered doping products, bags of blood and codenames which appeared to link top athletes to a highly-organised system of doping via blood … [Read more...]