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WADA Pushes for Worldwide Valverde Ban

wada pushes for worldwide valverde ban 201x300   WADA Pushes for Worldwide Valverde BanAlejandro Valverde’s career might soon come to a close as the World Anti-Doping Agency is pushing to have the Spaniard under a two-year ban from the sport. Olivier Niggli, WADA legal attorney shares that WADA is unhappy over Valverde who continues to compete and bag wins even if there is evidence that links him to the Operación Puerto doping scandal in 2006.

In March 2010, the Court of Arbitration for Sport cemented Valverde’s ban in Italy. Another sanction is expected but Niggli is afraid that it would be backdated to May 2009. This will mean that Valverde can come back to the sport in 2011.

Niggli shares his apprehension, “This is the biggest risk we face in this affair. This affair is frustrating. It’s really unbearable to see Valverde winning the Tour de Romandie while he has been banned (in Italy). We have a decision from the Court of Arbitration for Sport…

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Moisés Dueñas Cleared to Race After Doping Ban

moises duenas cleared to race after doping ban   Moisés Dueñas Cleared to Race After Doping Ban

Spanish pro Moisés Dueñas has been cleared to race once again after being banned for doping. The Spaniard tested positive for the banned blood-booster EPO halfway through the 2008 Tour de France while riding with Barloworld. He was given a two-year ban, which was eventually reduced due to Dueñas’ cooperation with the Spanish Cycling Federation. He is hoping to find a team to ride with in 2010, but he admits that it may not be possible. “I’m hoping to find a team, but I know it’s the end of the year and the teams are practically closed,” he told Spanish wire service EFE.

Via Velo News….

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