09/twenty/2012 – (rsn) – Immediately after virtually seven a long time of Operacion Puerto doping scandal faces a last conclusion. A total of 35 witnesses are loaded in Spain in early 2013 in the trial of the sports medical professional Eufemiano Fuentes and José Luis Merino Batres, Fuentes’ sister Yolanda, the previous group manager Manolo Saiz and Vicente Belda and the trainer Ignacio Labarta.
As the Spanish newspaper El Pais reviews, including the previous or nonetheless energetic rider Alberto Contador, Ivan Basso, Michele Scarponi, Jensus Manzano, Darío Gadeo, Pedro Díaz Lobato, Marcos Serrano, David Etxebarria, Joseba Beloki, Angel Vicioso, Isidro Nozal, Unai Osa and Gianpaolo Caruso. Even the Ansbacher Jörg Jaksche will be questioned. Alejandro Valverde will not be on the listing, even if he was convicted due to the fact of its confirmed relationship to Fuentes to a two-calendar year doping suspension.
None of the pre invitee has to fear a punishment, because doping offenses were not banned at that time in Spain. A nationwide anti-doping regulation took influence in February 2007.
The 6 defendants are accused of threats to manifeste wellness. Prosecutors want to present that Fuentes & Co. would have jeopardized their doping pursuits by the cyclists. Previous Kelme qualified Manzano claims about being a result of doping 2 times grow to be severely ill. At the Tour de France 2003, he had collapsed on a phase and really should have flown into a clinic. A calendar year afterwards he had grow to be ill as a outcome of a blood transfusion. When witnesses are also 13 officers from the Civil Guard are interviewed, who experienced been included in the raids in 2006.
The approach is of 28 January to 22 Previous March. If convicted threaten Fuentes and the other defendants jail conditions of two to 4 many years.