Re: Full list of dope suspects published
I found the Fuentes interview more interesting on the same website from Aug 18th....
The Danish Newspaper BT interviewed the key person in Operation Puerto - the Doctor Eufemiano Fuentes. The following is a translation of the interesting parts of the interview. I shall take a leaf from Fuentes in stating my opinion of his role in the case; “no comment”.
BT: …contains a list of people that are supposedly your clients - among them Jan Ullrich and Ivan Basso. Do you know anything about this?
EF: No, no, no, no, I can not comment on this, because that would be illegal. The Resume [the information summary compiled by the Guardia Civil, ed.] is secret, and to make this information public is illegal. I do not want to do anything wrong. I wish to be a normal person, a normal doctor, and therefore I do not want to do anything illegal. Therefore I can not say anything, but …. …. there has been a lot of false information in the press. A huge amount.
BT: Lots of false information?
EF: Yes, lots of false information. A huge amount.
Fuentes is then asked about whether he sees himself as a criminal, to which he replies as he has done before that he does not consider himself a criminal. He also denies knowledge of many riders.
EF: I do not know a lot of these people that they say I know. I don’t know them. I know some of them, but this is not my problem. I am professional, and therefore I have to adhere to the code of silence [the medical code, ed.].
BT: What do you think of all the news in the press.
EF: I have no opinon about how things appear.
BT: What about all the documents published in the press and with the Spanish Police. Are they yours or not?
EF: Most of the documents are not, as they have been published. And most of the documents are not mine. I don’t know, what they are, but they are not mine.
Originally Posted by jonjungel
Basso is likely finished at CSC. Danish newspaper Politiken has interviewed Bjarne Riis once again. An english translation can be found at http://ivanbasso.net/
A bit further down the page, the head of the Italian cycling federation more or less says that they will not press charges against Basso.
In my opinion, the most likely result is that Basso walks, but that he will never be able to prove his innocence. So he will have to find himself a new team.