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Valverde to ride Worlds

phil sphil s Posts: 1,128
edited September 2007 in Pro race
Just flashed up on L'equipe...

Coup de théâtre mercredi à Stuttgart. Sollicité par lé fédération espagnole de cyclisme, le TAS a finalement autorisé Alejandro Valverde à prendre le départ des championnats du monde, qui se disputent actuellement en Allemagne. Le coureur ibérique, soupçonné d'être impliqué dans l'affaire Puerto, avait dans un premier temps été interdit de participation par l'Union cycliste internationale (UCI).


L'instance internationale considère en effet qu'il est «vraisemblable» et «difficilement contestable» l'identification entre Valverde, son surnom «Piti» (le nom de son chien) et une poche de sang confisquée par les enquêteurs de Puerto qui contient de l'EPO exogène. Deuxième en 2004 et 2005, troisième en 2006, Alejandro Valverde est traditionnellement l'un des grands favoris des Mondiaux.
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  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    Not a surprising verdict from CAS IMO.
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • andypandyp Posts: 8,709
    Not only is it not surprising, it is also the correct one. Valverde's only 'crime' is to be Spanish and to have ridden for Kelme as far as I can see.
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/New ... 46074.html

    It gets worse and worse.

    Pat ringing Eddy etc.

    Jan bleeding Ullrich - this is all your fault.
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • iainf72 wrote:
    http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/News_Valverde_Can_Race_World_Championships_article_146074.html

    It gets worse and worse.

    Pat ringing Eddy etc.

    Jan bleeding Ullrich - this is all your fault.
    Is Jan Ullrich the only german to have doped?.
    Thought Sinkewitz tested positive this year?....must have been my imagination!
    so many cols,so little time!
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    iainf72 wrote:
    http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/News_Valverde_Can_Race_World_Championships_article_146074.html

    It gets worse and worse.

    Pat ringing Eddy etc.

    Jan bleeding Ullrich - this is all your fault.
    Is Jan Ullrich the only german to have doped?.
    Thought Sinkewitz tested positive this year?....must have been my imagination!

    Jan was a national hero. First German to win the Tour and basically a household name. Then they found out he was just as rotten as the rest of them and it appears the Germans feel betrayed / foolish. I remember when those B sample tests of Armstrongs showed up EPO the Bild or a similar German red top pronouced Jan the winner of a few additonal tours.

    Sinketwitz was nothing.
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • wasp707wasp707 Posts: 116
    Has Jan Ullrich ever been found guilty of doping?
  • andypandyp Posts: 8,709
    His blood was matched to bags found in Dr Fuentes possession in Spain. He retired before disciplinary actions could be initiated.
  • Dave_1Dave_1 Posts: 9,512
    I think Valverde should have been prevented from starting untila DNA test is done. I don't trust him, but I hardly trust any of them...they have killed much of my interested in the sport
  • drenkromdrenkrom Posts: 1,062
    not to mention the money transfers from Ullrich's bank account to that of Fuentes and subsequent cash withdrawals and trips to Madrid coinciding with dates found in Fuentes' flat. He retired before being sanctioned by the UCI but the sporting fraud case against him is ongoing, hence the grwoing mountain of proof against him.
  • Dave_1 wrote:
    I think Valverde should have been prevented from starting untila DNA test is done. I don't trust him, but I hardly trust any of them...they have killed much of my interested in the sport

    Oh get over it... Its a spectacle now.
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