Cyclingnews' complete coverage of 'Operación Puerto'
Cyclingnews has provided detailed coverage on the major
issues to hit cycling over the past year. Please see the links below to
go to a full archive of all reporting on these important stories:
• Operación Puerto
- Coverage starts May 22, 2006. This major investigation in Spain caused
huge disruption to the 2006 Tour de France, and put the careers of riders
such as Jan Ullrich and Ivan Basso on hold. The case is certain to continue.
• UCI vs. Grand
Tours - Coverage starts February 1, 2005. The Union Cycliste Internationale
has galvanised the three powerful owners of the world's Grand Tours -
the Giro, the Tour and Vuelta - in opposition to its ProTour plans, with
TV rights the stumbling block.
• Lance Armstrong's comeback
- Lance Armstrong, winner of seven editions of the Tour de France between 1999 and 2005, announced his return to professional racing September 9. His goal is to contest the 2009 Tour de France in July and raise cancer awareness along the way.
• Floyd Landis case - On July 27, 2006, it was revealed that Tour de France winner Floyd Landis had returned a positive test for an abnormal ratio of testosterone: epitestosterone in an anti-doping test conducted after his victory in stage 17 of the Tour de France.
Cyclingnews has provided detailed coverage on the major issues to hit cycling over the past year. Please see the links below to go to a full archive of all reporting on these important stories:
• Operación Puerto - Coverage starts May 22, 2006. This major investigation in Spain caused huge disruption to the 2006 Tour de France, and put the careers of riders such as Jan Ullrich and Ivan Basso on hold. The case is certain to continue.
• UCI vs. Grand Tours - Coverage starts February 1, 2005. The Union Cycliste Internationale has galvanised the three powerful owners of the world's Grand Tours - the Giro, the Tour and Vuelta - in opposition to its ProTour plans, with TV rights the stumbling block.
• Lance Armstrong's comeback - Lance Armstrong, winner of seven editions of the Tour de France between 1999 and 2005, announced his return to professional racing September 9. His goal is to contest the 2009 Tour de France in July and raise cancer awareness along the way.
• Floyd Landis case - On July 27, 2006, it was revealed that Tour de France winner Floyd Landis had returned a positive test for an abnormal ratio of testosterone: epitestosterone in an anti-doping test conducted after his victory in stage 17 of the Tour de France.
Since the arrest on May 22, 2006, of Manolo Saiz, the cycling world continues to be rocked by the revelations of what's become known as 'Operación Puerto'. This is a Spanish Civil Guard investigation of Dr. Eufemiano Fuentes, who is alleged to be one of the key figures in supplying doping products and blood transfusions to athletes.
The casualties from 'Operación Puerto' are unprecedented in cycling, and indeed in world sport, as the three top favourites in for this year's Tour de France all were forced out - one way or another - through alleged connections to this Spanish sports scientist. The investigation continues and it's unlikely to close in the near future.
May 18, 2009 - Valverde to start Catalunya
May 15, 2009 - Valverde not welcome in Denmark
May 14, 2009 - Spanish federation wants proof in Valverde case
May 13, 2009 - Spanish Olympic Committee defends Valverde
May 12, 2009 - Valverde responds to sanction
May 11, 2009 - Italian tribunal delivers Valverde two-year suspension
May 8, 2009 - Valverde case: Italian Olympic Committee defends Torri
May 7, 2009 - Valverde to take legal action against CONI prosecutor
May 5, 2009 - WADA and Spanish federation join CONI and UCI on Valverde
May 1, 2009 - International Cycling Union joins in on Valverde's hearing in Italy
April 8, 2009 - Valverde hearing date set
April 2, 2009 - Valverde: Spain's Council of Sports claims jurisdiction
April 2, 2009 - Valverde indignant over possible suspension
April 1, 2009 - Valverde: Italy requests two-year suspension
March 13, 2009 - Le Monde newspaper hit with fine over Puerto allegations
March 2, 2009 - WADA president Fahey asks for Puerto evidence
February 24, 2009 - Spanish federation seeks access to Puerto blood bags
February 20, 2009 - CONI considers Valverde case while UCI awaits verdict
February 19, 2009 - Valverde under criminal investigation
February 11, 2009 - Valverde summonsed for Operación Puerto in Italy
February 8, 2009 - Eight charged in Operación Puerto
January 27, 2009- Reopened Operación Puerto will require oral testimony
January 23, 2009 - Caruso acquitted of Puerto involvement
January 18, 2009 - Operación Puerto opened again
October 17, 2008 - Basso ends suspension and is back with Liquigas
October 4, 2008 - Puerto dismissal appealed, again
October 2, 2008 - Puerto dropped by Spanish judge, again
Saturday, September 27, 2008 - Schleck named as Fuentes customer
Friday, July 11, 2008 - Valverde case: CAS suspends procedure
Thursday, June 26, 2008 - CONI drops interrogation threats for foreign riders allegedly implicated in Puerto
Monday, June 23, 2008 - Spanish cycling head acquitted of leaking Puerto names
Monday, April 14, 2008 - Germans close Ullrich investigation, Spanish judge refuses to turn over blood to CAS
Tuesday, February 26, 2008 - Jesús Manzano questioned by CONI
February 23, 2008, 2008 - Court says riders should be allowed to compare their DNA with the blood from Operación Puerto
February 19, 2008, 2008 - IOC happy with Puerto re-opening
Friday, February 15, 2008 - Operación Puerto reopened in Spain
Saturday, February 9, 2008 - WADA wants Puerto re-opened
Friday, February 8, 2008 - Operación Puerto case re-opened?
Wednesday, January 30, 2008 - Shortened sentence for Basso?
Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - Valverde not worried about CONI
Tuesday, January 15, 2008 - Tour champion Contador not concerned with new Italian Puerto investigation
Thursday, January 10, 2008 - CONI to hear Puerto witnesses, Austrian lab investigated
Friday, December 28, 2007 - Fuentes expects a Nobel prize?
Thursday, December 6, 2007 - Fuentes: "I am the famous cycling criminal"
Wednesday, December 5, 2007 - Eufemiano Fuentes concerned about sport's impact on athletes
Saturday, December 1, 2007 - German court orders Fuentes testimony
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 - Valverde appears before CAS
Thursday, November 15, 2007 - Pound speaks on Puerto
Sunday, September 23, 2007 - Jaksche hopes for shorter suspension, Ullrich's suspicious cash withdrawals, WADA on UCI's side over Valverde
Friday, September 21, 2007 - Valverde's defence optimistic
Friday, September 21, 2007 - CAS to rule on Valverde
Thursday, September 20, 2007 - Spanish seek CAS intervention for Valverde, Jaksche suspended for one year
Wednesday, September 19, 2007 - Spanish Federation confirms Operación Puerto dossier as unusable
Monday, September 17, 2007 - Germans get Fuentes' Swiss bank records
Friday, September 14, 2007 - Records said to show Ullrich payments to Fuentes
Friday, September 14, 2007 - UCI not afraid of Valverde
Thursday, September 13, 2007 - Spanish support of Valverde
Tuesday, September 11, 2007 - UCI continues Valverde stance
Monday, September 10, 2007 - Valverde to fight UCI
Sunday, September 9, 2007 - UCI repeats no Valverde at Worlds, Lissavetzky defends Valverde
Saturday, September 8, 2007 - Spain registers Valverde for Worlds, Zabel supports Valverde's participation
Friday, September 7, 2007 - Valverde to sue UCI
Thursday, September 6, 2007 - RFEC sends Puerto letter
Tuesday, September 4, 2007 - RFEC president confused over Valverde
Friday, August 31, 2007 - Reactions to Valverde's ban
Thursday, August 30, 2007 - UCI says no Valverde for Worlds & initiates proceedings
Saturday, August 25, 2007 - Jaksche hearing in Austria scheduled
Saturday, July 14, 2007 - Scarponi banned for 18 months
Tuesday, July 3, 2007 - Jaksche admission in detail
Sunday, July 1, 2007 - Jaksche admits taking banned substances & blood doping
Saturday, June 30, 2007 - Jaksche to tell all
Thursday, June 21, 2007 - Manzano slams Valverde, Aldag
Wednesday, June 20, 2007 - Valverde not implicated in Puerto
Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - UCI demands ProTour riders' signatures on anti-doping agreement for Tour participation
Saturday, June 16, 2007 - Basso receives maximum suspension
Sunday, May 27, 2007 - Lefevere to receive the full Puerto file this week
Saturday, May 26, 2007 - CONI seeks 21 months for Basso
Friday, May 25, 2007 - Italian paper reports Bartoli is 'Sansone'
Wednesday, May 16, 2007 - Basso and Scarponi suspended
Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - WADA granted access to Operación Puerto case
Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - CONI asks for Basso and Scarponi suspension
Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - Caisse d'Epargne to investigate its Puerto suspects
, 2007Sunday, May 13, 2007 - McQuaid blasts Basso for 'lies'
Friday, May 11, 2007 - Ivan Basso visits CONI for a third time, CONI questions Kalc, Gómez confirms Spanish Puerto deal
Friday, May 11, 2007 - New case against Basso, Lefevere wants Puerto docs
Thursday, May 10, 2007 - Spanish riders seek Puerto deal
Thursday, May 10, 2007 - Tinkoff suspends Hamilton and Jaksche; Vuelta a España organizers lament slow progress in Operación Puerto
Wednesday, May 9, 2007 - Scarponi: "I am Zapatero"
Wednesday, May 9, 2007 - Caisse d'Epargne pulls Zaballa and Plaza from Giro
Wednesday, May 9, 2007 - CSC want to move on from Basso
Tuesday, May 8, 2007 - Basso: "It was only attempted doping"
Tuesday, May 8, 2007 - Basso: "I am Birillo"
Tuesday, May 8, 2007 - Spanish investigators help CONI's case
Tuesday, May 8, 2007 - T-Mobile boss reacts to Basso confession
Tuesday, May 8, 2007 - McQuaid: 'No reduced sentence for Basso'
Tuesday, May 8, 2007 - Martelli: Basso won't name names
Monday, May 7, 2007 - Basso admits involvement in Operación Puerto
Monday, May 7, 2007 - No EPO in Basso's blood bags but different for Valverde
Saturday, May 5, 2007 - Cycling's leaders create 'united force' against doping
Thursday, May 3, 2007 - CONI adjourns Basso hearing, McQuaid laments lack of time to resolve Operación Puerto before Grand Tours
Wednesday, May 2, 2007 - Scarponi continues with DNA offer for CONI
Wednesday, May 2, 2007 - Puerto riders may be sued to obtain DNA
Tuesday, May 1, 2007 - New dossier reveals more evidence; Hamilton & Jaksche's Giro participation in question
Tuesday, May 1, 2007 - Basso's request to leave Team Discovery Channel is granted
Monday, April 30, 2007 - Basso meets with Spanish lawyer
Sunday, April 29, 2007 - Race orgs exclude Puerto riders, Riders sue Guardia Civil and Spanish federation head
Saturday, April 28, 2007 - Plaza calls for fresh start in cycling
Friday April 27, 2007 - Basso decries 'time-bomb justice'
Thursday, April 26, 2007 - Prudhomme pleased with Basso suspension
Thursday, April 26, 2007 - CONI hopes for Basso's DNA
Wednesday, April 25, 2007 - Basso to give DNA sample for comparison?
Wednesday, April 25, 2007 - ASO pushes for Puerto-related suspensions
Tuesday, April 24, 2007 - Basso's Giro participation in doubt
Tuesday, April 24, 2007 - Italy collects Basso-related blood bags
Sunday, April 22, 2007 - Jaksche blasts critics
Monday, April 16, 2007 - McQuaid says Fuentes active again
Saturday, April 7, 2007 - Puerto: Teams associations back DNA comparisons
Thursday, April 5, 2007 - Ullrich's former team "disappointed" by DNA news
Wednesday, April 4, 2007 - Ullrich case: a new turn for Puerto suspects?
Wednesday, April 4, 2007 - Puerto blood confirmed to be Ullrich's
Wednesday, March 21, 2007 - Spanish newspaper takes aim at judge who shelved Puerto
Wednesday, March 21, 2007 - WADA & UCI: Operación Puerto investigation not complete
Thursday, March 15, 2007 - Puerto: prosecutors file appeal
Tuesday, March 13, 2007 - Operación Puerto dismissed but UCI and riders want resolution
Sunday, March 11, 2007 - Operación Puerto shelved?
, 2007Sunday, March 4, 2007 - Javier Pascual unemployed in Puerto fallout
Tuesday, February 20, 2007 - Stagnation in Operación Puerto
Sunday, February, 18, 2007 - Puerto: EPO levels in blood bags low
Monday, February 12, 2007 - Millar calls for Puerto resolution
Thursday, February 8, 2007 - Most OP suspects in Spanish teams
Saturday, January 20, 2007 - Davis on his way to ProTour team contract
Thursday, January 18, 2007 - DNA is "legal non-sense" says ACCPI Colombo
Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - Barcelona laboratory demands money owed for Operación Puerto analyses
Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - German investigators plan to compare Ullrich DNA
Monday January 15, 2007 - Uncertainty over Operación Puerto riders for Tour de France
Monday January 15, 2007 - No TV if Puerto riders do Tour of Germany
Friday, January 12, 2007 - Valverde sticks with Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears, IPCT offers up rider's DNA
Tuesday, January 9, 2007 - Spanish paper suggests link between Valverde and Fuentes
Sunday, January 7, 2007 - New teams for Scarponi and Jaksche?
Saturday, January 6, 2007 - Ullrich to Acqua & Sapone?
Saturday, December 23, 2006 - Polygraph confirms Manzano's claims
Friday, December 22, 2006 - Ullrich: Case closed or not?, More questions for more witnesses in Operación Puerto
Wednesday, December 20, 2006 - Spanish magazine prints more details from Operación Puerto investigation
Monday, December 18, 2006 - Allan Davis case closed
Saturday, December 16, 2006 - Saiz out, Unibet in ProTour
Wednesday, December 13, 2006 - Tinkoff wants to race Denmark
Wednesday, December 13, 2006 - First witnesses testify in Operación Puerto
Tuesday, December 12, 2006 - Basso unwelcome in Denmark Tour
Tuesday, December 12, 2006 - Holczer expands on anti-doping action comments
Tuesday, December 12, 2006 - Rasmussen unhappy with special treatment of Basso
Tuesday, December 12, 2006 - Manzano offers more testimony
Sunday, December 10, 2006 - Soccer implication raises pressure on Puerto case
Friday, December 8, 2006 - Spanish soccer clubs linked to Fuentes?, Ullrich and Operación Puerto - the confusion continues
Thursday, December 7, 2006 - Ullrich won't have to testify in Operación Puerto
Sunday, December 3, 2006 - Three questions for Operación Puerto testimonials
Saturday, December 2, 2006 - Operación Puerto riders called to testify
Friday, December 1, 2006 - Sevilla and T-mobile agree to part
Thursday, November 30, 2006 - UCI asks for Spanish help
Wednesday, November 29, 2006 - Zaballa returns with Caisse d'Epargne
Tuesday, November 28, 2006 - Blood bags seized in Operación Puerto do not add up
Sunday, November 26, 2006 - EPO blood bags identified?, Manzano accuses Saiz attorney
Saturday, November 25, 2006 - EPO found in eight bags of blood, Jaksche cleared to ride
Friday, November 24, 2006 - Swiss federation opens Ullrich disciplinary hearings
Tuesday, November 21, 2006 - Tinkoff denies any dealings with Saiz or Mancebo
Tuesday, November 21, 2006 - Is Peraita linked to Fuentes?
Monday, November 20, 2006 - Italian doctors call for escorts and amend anti-doping rules
Monday, November 20, 2006 - Bruyneel remarks on Basso and ethical codes
Monday, November 20, 2006 - De la Fuente backs Fuerteventura-Canarias hiring of Vincente Belda
Sunday, November 19, 2006 - Basso's DNA not used in Operación Puerto investigation
Friday, November 17, 2006 - Discovery and Basso confirm agreement for DNA testing
Tuesday, November 14, 2006 - Zabel: "heads should roll"
Monday, November 13, 2006 - Botero cleared by federation
Thursday, November 9, 2006 - Discovery formally announces Basso signing
Thursday, November 9, 2006 - UCI to provide DNA records if Spanish judge requests: McQuaid comments on top riders dislike of DNA testing
Thursday, November 9, 2006 - DNA meeting scheduled for Friday
Wednesday, November 8, 2006 - Basso and Lawyer ready for further legal battles if needed
Friday, November 3, 2006 - Spanish anti-doping law passed
Wednesday, November 1, 2006 - IOC pins hopes on new Spanish laws, while German teams hold the front
Tuesday, October 31, 2006 - USA Cycling on Puerto
Tuesday, October 31, 2006 - Pereiro and Sánchez speak about Puerto
Monday, October 30, 2006 - Davis back racing in Oz, Saiz breaks silence
Monday, October 30, 2006 - Civil Guard implicated in document falsification?, Botero happy about clearing, wants damages
Sunday, October 29, 2006 - Good news for Basso & other riders implicated in Operación Puerto, UCI disappointed at legal limbo, vow to reopen investigation, DNA tests controversial among riders
Saturday, October 28, 2006 - Spanish federation drops Operación Puerto cases
Friday, October 27, 2006 - Basso's Operación Puerto case officially shelved
Thursday, October 26, 2006 - AIGCP gives green light to DNA testing - gentlemen's agreement
Sunday, October 22, 2006 - UCI bides its time on Ivan Basso, Ullrich cases
Saturday, October 20, 2006 - UCI questions value of teams hiring riders under suspension cloud
Wednesday, October 18, 2006 - Ivan Basso to leave Team CSC
Tuesday, October 17, 2006 - McQuaid compares Landis and Operación Puerto
Monday, October 16, 2006 - Basso hopes to stay with CSC
Saturday, October 14, 2006 - More evidence against Ullrich?
Friday, October 13, 2006 - No Lombardia for Basso; Italian headed for Discovery Channel in '07?, Swiss to open hearings against Ullrich, AG2R doesn't want Mancebo back
Friday, October 13, 2006 - Swiss Cycling moving on Ullrich case
Thursday, October 12, 2006 - Decision day - Basso could race Lombardia
Tuesday, October 10, 2006 - Ullrich to Discovery?
Tuesday, October 10, 2006 - Still no news on Basso - judgement expected at the end of October
Sunday, October 8, 2006 - Puerto court orders Spanish federation not to act
Friday, October 6, 2006 - Nine Astana riders challenge the Spanish Cycling Federation
Thursday, October 5, 2006 - McQuaid looks to ban Ullrich and other Puerto riders
Wednesday, October 4, 2006 - Riis leaves door open to Basso
Saturday, September 30, 2006 - Basso optimistic; officials need more time
Thursday, September 28, 2006 - Basso could be cleared on Friday, A license for Ullrich in 2007?
Monday, September 25, 2006 - Basso to be cleared
Sunday, September 24, 2006 - Manzano: "Well-known footballers" also clients of Fuentes, Belgian professor asked to conduct audit, Gerolsteiner considering Tour boycott?
Thursday, September 21, 2006 - Spanish federation backs Valverde
Wednesday, September 20, 2006 - Spanish sport minister calls for swift action
Monday, September 18, 2006 - No DNA samples taken from Ullrich
Sunday, September 17, 2006 - McQuaid concerned about Spanish investigation, Saiz' accusation admitted
Friday, September 15, 2006 - More details from German Operación Puerto searches, USA Cycling informed about Hamilton, Austrian federation waiting on Jaksche papers
Friday, September 15, 2006 - Ullrich may have no choice in DNA test
Thursday, September 14, 2006 - Ullrich's house searched in fraud investigation
Saturday, September 9, 2006 - Fraud charges against Ullrich?
Friday, September 8, 2006 - Operación Puerto gets moving: cyclists to appear as witnesses
Wednesday, September 6, 2006 - Ullrich earned big from German TV, Olympic official calls on Ullrich to "tell all"
Tuesday, September 5, 2006 - Basso's lawyer nixes DNA test
Saturday, September 2, 2006 - Fuentes continued blood-doping in Germany after arrest, Hamilton's World's aspirations dashed
Friday, September 1, 2006 - UCI expects more Puerto news
Wednesday, August 30, 2006 - Basso hearing adjourned
Tuesday, August 29, 2006 - Basso case to be heard
Monday, August 28, 2006 - McQuaid sees lifelong ban for Ullrich
Saturday, August 26, 2006 - McQuaid: Hamilton file to be studied soon, Cipollini denies link to Fuentes
Friday, August 25, 2006 - Gil removed from start list
Friday, August 25, 2006 - Franke files charges against Ullrich
Thursday, August 24, 2006 - Still no Ullrich hearing in Switzerland, Merida team demands to see Operación Puerto files
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - Cordero accepts UCI decision
Tuesday, August 22, 2006 - McQuaid: No more names due out, Riis pessimistic on Basso, Extensive doping alleged for Hamilton
Saturday, August 19, 2006 - German investigators raid doctor's office and home
Friday, August 18, 2006 - Swiss cycling expecting tough legal battle
Friday, August 18, 2006 - Ullrich confident, manager indignant, attorney unimpressed, Active Bay hits back
Thursday, August 17, 2006 - Former Liberty five: 2/5 cleared, others still in limbo
Thursday, August 17, 2006 - Swiss Cycling to hold Ullrich proceedings, AIGCP wants Phonak and Astana out now
Tuesday, August 15, 2006 - Ullrich gets injunction, Swiss federation has papers
Monday, August 14, 2006 - Fuentes' German connection; branch offices?
Sunday, August 13, 2006 - Comunidad Valenciana to stop August 20
Thursday, August 10, 2006 - UCI doesn't want to give blood to Spanish
Wednesday, August 9, 2006 - Pevenage has heard nothing
Tuesday, August 8, 2006 - McQuaid and Prudhomme side by side in fight against doping, Ullrich verdict this month?
Sunday, August 6, 2006 - Red powder latest in masking technology?
Saturday, August 5, 2006 - Astana asks for four-year licence
Friday, August 4, 2006 - German doping expert shocked at Ullrich dossier
Tuesday, August 1, 2006 - Italian federation waiting for Puerto dossier, Caruso case dropped by Spanish federation
Monday, July 31, 2006 - Astana still up in the air
Sunday, July 30, 2006 - Comunidad Valenciana riders get all clear
Friday, July 28, 2006 - Comunidad Valenciana says good-bye, Belda to seek compensation from Unipublic, No Hannover for Jaksche, Ullrich, Basso & Mancebo not welcome at Vuelta
Friday, July 28, 2006 - Astana reviewed by ProTour license commission, No Vuelta for Comunitat Valenciana, Jaksche in Hannover?
Thursday, July 27, 2006 - Swiss ready to move quickly on Ullrich case, Davis and four others not implicated in Operación Puerto
Wednesday, July 26, 2006 - Ullrich's lawyers, T-Mobile meet, National federations to receive Operación Puerto dossier
Saturday, July 22, 2006 - T-Mobile explains firing of Ullrich and Sevilla, Alberto Leon and Ignacio Labarta questioned
Friday, July 21, 2006 - Ullrich, Sevilla fired
Thursday, July 20, 2006 - Fuentes and Merino in court on Thursday, Aldag interview withdrawn
Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - Nordic chill between Riis & Basso
Sunday, July 16, 2006 - Ullrich and Sevilla miss team's deadline, T-Mobile plans "round table discussion" over doping, Basso prepares his defence
Saturday, July 15, 2006 - T-Mobile doctor "astounded" by doping list, Unibet lifts Garcia Quesada's suspension
Friday, July 14, 2006 - Ullrich's alleged doping plan
Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - Swiss doping official not surprised at Ullrich
Sunday, July 9, 2006 - Is Ullrich "the third person"?; Pevenage fired, José Luis Martínez denies relationship with Dr. Fuentes
Friday, July 7, 2006 - Saiz questioned
Thursday, July 6, 2006 - Fuentes: "Tour at that speed impossible without doping", Leipheimer in Ferrari hotel, Paulinho to Discovery, Astana bought out Saiz
Wednesday, July 5, 2006 - Five points in the Basso-Fuentes link, Fuentes says he treated more athletes
Tuesday, July 4, 2006 - Communidad Valenciana to take legal action, Wurth pulls out as co-sponsor
Monday, July 3, 2006 - Ullrich, Basso risk four years, Vino to take over Astana, Contador: "I practiced clean cycling", Comunitat Valenciana lost sponsorship
Sunday, July 2, 2006 - 38 pages of circumstantial evidence, Basso: "I'm no fugitive", Lissavetsky: "Anti-doping law not just against cycling", Quesada suspended by Unibet
Saturday, July 1, 2006 - An interview with Robbie McEwen, Fuentes' code names athlete's dogs, Cycling Australia to question Davis, Gerolsteiner reactions: Scholz and Totschnig "shocked"
Saturday, July 1, 2006 - Ullrich "shocked", Frommert explains further
Friday, June 30, 2006 - Astana-Würth leaves the Tour
Friday, June 30, 2006 - Team CSC face the press, Mancebo ends career, New doping charges for CSC?, Reactions to Ullrich suspension, Bruyneel maintains focus
Friday, June 30, 2006 - More riders named by UCI, Leblanc: "An open Tour with clean riders", Team CSC: Ignorance or bluff?, McQuaid: Saddened rather than shocked
Friday, June 30, 2006 - More riders suspended: Basso and Mancebo out, Ullrich's ex-trainer calls it a "catastrophe", Belda questioned, David Millar is ready
Friday, June 30, 2006 - Ullrich, Sevilla and Pevenage suspended, The list gets longer, ASO rejects CAS decision, Bruyneel bearish on TDF doping situation
Friday, June 30, 2006 - Riders reiterate their innocence
Thursday, June 29, 2006 - More names released in Operación Puerto, Astana-Würth OK to race
Thursday, June 29, 2006 - Guardia Civil report expected very soon, ASO reacts to UCI "recommendation", Spanish cycling chief "had doubts" for years, Ullrich to be questioned?, Judge Serrano opens investigation on El País
Thursday, June 29, 2006 - Vinokourov: "It's not normal", CAS ruling: A question of image, UCI asks riders for written statement
Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - Ullrich to sue newspaper and do DNA test?, Astana Würth bound for Strasbourg, but no team presentation
Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - Ullrich Tour okay
Tuesday, June 27, 2006 - Hands tied at UCI, CAS to rule Astana-Würth case before Tour start, Spanish sport council denies McQuaid's declaration
Tuesday, June 27, 2006 - Tour organisers confirm Astana withdrawal request
Monday, June 26, 2006 - Astana-Würth out of Tour?
Monday, June 26, 2006 - Hamilton and Ullrich linked to Operación Puerto
Monday, June 26, 2006 - Spanish media uncover Operación Puerto investigation details, Spanish championships not ridden after rider protest
Saturday, June 24, 2006 - Valenciana riders volunteer blood samples
Thursday, June 22, 2006 - Astana-Würth OK for ProTour licence
Thursday, June 22, 2006 - Waiting for the UCI: Leblanc
Wednesday, June 21, 2006- Vuelta considers retracting Comunidad Valenciana's invitation
Wednesday, June 21, 2006- Spanish Professional Cycling Association supports Comunidad Valenciana
Monday, June 19, 2006 - Comunidad Valenciana asks for Rafael Blanco's resignation
Saturday, June 17, 2006 - French sports minister wants names released
Thursday, June 15, 2006 - Comunidad Valenciana asks ASO to reconsider
Wednesday, June 14, 2006 - ASO puts pressure on UCI re. Würth Tour invite
Wednesday, June 14, 2006 - Belda appeals to Spanish minister, Lejarreta announces Astaná-Würth Tour 'long team'
Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - Comunidad Valenciana's Tour invite withdrawn
Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - Comunidad Valenciana ready for Tour despite scandal
Saturday, June 10, 2006 - Jesus Manzano interview: "Everyone clean"
Friday, June 9, 2006 - Saiz steps aside
Wednesday, June 7, 2006 - Holczer takes a strong stand, Interviú publishes Fuentes' drug list
Wednesday, June 7, 2006 - Vinokourov: No provocation, UCI and WADA join forces in Madrid
Tuesday, June 6, 2006 - Leblanc on Saiz: "It's hooliganism!", Belda: "Things are worse for me", WADA to assist
Monday, June 5, 2006 - Vinokourov: "I believe Saiz"
Saturday, June 3, 2006 - Sevilla declares his innocence, Sáiz's team becomes Astana-Würth
Friday, June 2, 2006 - Phonak sidelines Botero and Gutierrez
Friday, June 2, 2006 - AIGCP asks Saiz and Labarta to resign
Thursday, June 1, 2006 - Comunidad Valenciana DS resigns
Thursday, June 1, 2006 - Würth Team denies new sponsorship agreement
Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - ASO to withdraw Würth's TdF invite?, All T-Mobile riders must deny involvement, Liberty Seguros offline
Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - Spanish federation rebuffs criticism, Phonak issues statement, Sáiz's team to ride Euskal Bizikleta in white
Tuesday, May 30, 2006 - Manzano statements pivotal to latest scandal, Sevilla admits to visiting the lab
Tuesday - May 30, 2006 - The UCI speaks on Spanish cycling
Monday, May 29, 2006 - Ullrich talks, Jaksche unsure as to future
Sunday, May 28, 2006 - Fuentes released on bail, Belda calm, Active Bay continues the team
Friday, May 26, 2006 - Saiz' team to continue racing, Fuentes says it was old blood, Comunidad Valenciana stays calm, Zabel, Holczer and Wüst comment, Ludewig: concentrating on the Giro
Friday, May 26, 2006 - Ullrich and Basso deny involvement with Fuentes, The UCI responds to the Spanish affair, Spanish federation president wants it to end
Thursday, May 25, 2006 - Liberty Seguros terminates contract
Wednesday, May 24, 2006 - Spanish cycling speaks out over Saiz
Wednesday, May 24, 2006 - Spanish federation denies involvement in Saiz arrest
Tuesday, May 23, 2006 - Liberty Seguros director Manolo Saiz arrested on doping charges