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post #166 of 429

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Originally Posted by cyclingheroes
Policeraids in Germany today. German police raided a hospital in Bleicherode (state of Thüringen) and a few private homes. One of the German doctors who are involved is Dr. Markus Choina, he is the anaesthesiologist and one of the leading doctors of the hospital which was searched (the hospital belongs to the Helios chain). Hajo Seppelt (German tv) stated that the Spanish police thinks Dr. Choina is the German doctor who provided the Fuentes network with doping products.

Edit: British Eurosport has (some of) the information as well:

http://www.eurosport.co.uk/cycling/s...to945947.shtml
Dr. Choina is accused that he offended the German medicines act (Artzneimittelgesetz: Paragraph 95, Absatz 1, Nummer 2a http://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/amg_1976/__95.html ) which forbids the distribution and subscribtion of medicines for doping in sport.
post #167 of 429

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The fax with Basso and JU on it seems to have Valverde as the first name on the list At one point, Valverde's dog was possibly the Code name of one of the Puerto cyclists.
post #168 of 429

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Originally Posted by musette
The fax with Basso and JU on it seems to have Valverde as the first name on the list At one point, Valverde's dog was possibly the Code name of one of the Puerto cyclists.
No according to the Spanish police it's the name of one of the drug(doping)trafficers. (More & the original fax on the Ullrich going underground thread, i posted it yesterday. The reaction of Ullrichs lawyer on www.cyclingheroes.info
post #169 of 429

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Spanish rider Juan Carlos Dominguez (Unibet) was thrown off the Eneco Tour of Benelux Monday after failing a blood test, organizers reported.

Dominguez was one of 38 competitors tested at dawn by the UCI before the start of the fifth stage in Hasselt, Belgium.

The ProTour event is staged in Belgium and the Netherlands.

Dominguez's sample indicated an illegally high level of red blood cells, which suggests but is not proof of the use of the banned performance enhancer EPO.

The legal level for cyclists is set at 50 percent.
post #170 of 429

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Spanish rider Juan Carlos Dominguez (Unibet) was thrown off the Eneco Tour of Benelux Monday after failing a blood test, organizers reported.

Dominguez was one of 38 competitors tested at dawn by the UCI before the start of the fifth stage in Hasselt, Belgium.

The ProTour event is staged in Belgium and the Netherlands.

Dominguez's sample indicated an illegally high level of red blood cells, which suggests but is not proof of the use of the banned performance enhancer EPO.

The legal level for cyclists is set at 50 percent.
At http://www.radsport-aktiv.de/sport/sportnews_40220.htm they write that Domingues was banned because he didn't attend when the Bloodtest was done. (This evening, in the morning they wrote that he failed a bloodtest..)
post #171 of 429

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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.
post #172 of 429

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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.

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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.
post #173 of 429

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I found the Fuentes interview more interesting on the same website from Aug 18th....
I don't know what to make of the interview with Fuentes, except for one thing: He gives a strong impression of only being interested in covering his own ass. Because of that I have difficulties believing anything he says.

He does, however, weakly hint that he hasn't had anything to do with neither Ullrich nor Basso. If that is the case, there are still some questions remaining, like where did all those documents come from...
post #174 of 429

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I agree although coldly enough in a previous interview he stated that he had never worked with Alberto Contador but won't say the same of Basso or Ullrich... strange..... rather than say who he has worked with why can't he say he hasn't worked with "x" rider ? That wouldn't be breaking the medical code...


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Originally Posted by jonjungel
I don't know what to make of the interview with Fuentes, except for one thing: He gives a strong impression of only being interested in covering his own ass. Because of that I have difficulties believing anything he says.

He does, however, weakly hint that he hasn't had anything to do with neither Ullrich nor Basso. If that is the case, there are still some questions remaining, like where did all those documents come from...
post #175 of 429

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Olympic mountain bike silver medallist Jose Antonio Hermida has become the latest cyclist to be caught up in the Spanish anti-doping investigation.

Hermida has been dropped from Spain's team for a world championship race in New Zealand after his name came up in a police report as part of the probe.

The Spanish Cycling Federation said that Hermida has been told to return home without competing.

But he has not been suspended from riding or had any grants withdrawn.

The Spanish investigation centred on links between riders and a Spanish doctor, Eufemiano Fuentes. It has implicated more than 50 cyclists, and led to the withdrawals of favourites Ivan Basso and Jan Ullrich on the eve of this year's Tour de France.
post #176 of 429

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- Former sprint king Mario Cipollini is the latest big name to be associated with the Operacion Puerto investigation in Spain. According to Thursday’s edition of Italian daily La Repubblica, investigators on the case suspect there were links between Cipollini and Eufemiano Fuentes, the Spanish doctor at the centre of the investigation, during 2002, the year Cipollini won the world title in Zolder. According to La Repubblica, the code name ‘Pavarotti’ in the Puerto dossier is believed to refer to Cipollini.
post #177 of 429

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Originally Posted by whiteboytrash
- Former sprint king Mario Cipollini is the latest big name to be associated with the Operacion Puerto investigation in Spain. According to Thursday’s edition of Italian daily La Repubblica, investigators on the case suspect there were links between Cipollini and Eufemiano Fuentes, the Spanish doctor at the centre of the investigation, during 2002, the year Cipollini won the world title in Zolder. According to La Repubblica, the code name ‘Pavarotti’ in the Puerto dossier is believed to refer to Cipollini.

If you'd told he'd been caught sucking on the crack pipe in a hot tub with a couple of naked nuns I might have raised an eyebrow but even Cipo's mother wouldn't be surprised by a link to doping.
post #178 of 429

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MALAGA, Spain, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Spaniard Koldo Gil has been excluded by his team from taking part in the forthcoming Tour of Spain because of any possible implication in the 'Operacion Puerto' anti-doping probe.
Gil, who rides for Spanish ProTour squad Saunier Duval-Prodir, appears on a list of riders allegedly involved in the investigation.
After the publication of a first list of possibly implicated riders in late June, a revised list was circulated by cycling's governing body (UCI) this week among the 21 teams starting the Aug. 26-Sept. 17 race.
"We have received no communique from the UCI preventing Gil from starting," team manager Joxean Fernandez Matxin told Spanish sports daily, AS.
"In fact, he's not officially implicated, but we don't want to take any risks that he'll have to stop racing because of a problem which is not really ours.
"This all happened when he was racing for another team, Liberty Seguros."
post #179 of 429

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Originally Posted by whiteboytrash
MALAGA, Spain, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Spaniard Koldo Gil has been excluded by his team from taking part in the forthcoming Tour of Spain because of any possible implication in the 'Operacion Puerto' anti-doping probe.
Gil, who rides for Spanish ProTour squad Saunier Duval-Prodir, appears on a list of riders allegedly involved in the investigation.
After the publication of a first list of possibly implicated riders in late June, a revised list was circulated by cycling's governing body (UCI) this week among the 21 teams starting the Aug. 26-Sept. 17 race.
"We have received no communique from the UCI preventing Gil from starting," team manager Joxean Fernandez Matxin told Spanish sports daily, AS.
"In fact, he's not officially implicated, but we don't want to take any risks that he'll have to stop racing because of a problem which is not really ours.
"This all happened when he was racing for another team, Liberty Seguros."
Last sunday L'equipe came with a story that the UCI soon would name new riders. On Monday McQuaid said there are no new names and after that... every day a new name.... McQuaid was lying!
post #180 of 429

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Last sunday L'equipe came with a story that the UCI soon would name new riders. On Monday McQuaid said there are no new names and after that... every day a new name.... McQuaid was lying!
Not lying he just doesn't know what the fark is going on...... shambles !
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