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    Valverde and other high-profile names linked to Puerto

    From cyclingnews.com:

    Spanish paper suggests link between Valverde and Fuentes

    By Shane Stokes

    The fallout from Operación Puerto continues to rumble on, with the Spanish press today stating that ProTour 2006 winner Alejandro Valverde is one of several high profile riders circumstantially linked to the controversial Dr. Eufemiano Fuentes.

    According to the paper ABC, when Fuentes was arrested in Madrid last May 23rd he had in his possession a black wallet which contained one clearly identifiable name; that of Valverde. When police searched it they found nine credit cards, a card from 2004 bearing the names and numbers of the Liberty Seguros team, business cards belonging to Mario Zorzoli (medical chief of the UCI) and Emilio Lamparero, who the paper reported has worked as a psychologist with football club Real Madrid. Most interestingly, there was also a card from the hotel Silken with the names "Ale," "Manc," "Vino," "Popo" and "Valverde" written on it.

    Read the rest here: http://www.cyclingnews.com/news.php?...n07/jan09news2

    It's not difficult to tell who those nicknames represent. Petacchi, Mancebo, Vinokourov, and Popovych so far as I can tell. Of course, that's simply speculation.

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    why is this news? valverde has been linked since july.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto
    why is this news? valverde has been linked since july.
    Has he? This is the first I've heard of it. I remember in July the reports said that Valverde was definitively not involved in the Puerto investigation. Clearly they were mistaken.

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    Devil, where and how ya been? Also, ortiz/liddell, thoughts please....
    "You should already be aware that riding with people who steer with their elbows, stick food to the top tube of their frames and ride around in dick togs is not a great idea." -- Classic1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smoothie104
    Devil, where and how ya been? Also, ortiz/liddell, thoughts please....
    Tito has fierce ground and pound, but you can't beat Chuck with only one game. I like Liddell's boxing stance, it's "unorthodox"

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    I think this is "new news," since just yesterday T-Mobile was going to drop 3 million euros just to buy out Valverde's contract. I'd guess this leak was intended to kill that deal.

    http://www.velonews.com/race/int/articles/11431.0.html

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