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The Operación Puerto doping case (meaning Operation Mountain pass)[1] is a doping investigation in Spain. It started in May of 2006.

Dr. Eufemiano Fuentes is accused of giving banned doping drugs to 200 professional athletes.

Fuentes doped a lot of well known tennis and football stars[2] but most attention was on the fairly small number of professional road cyclists that were named in the investigation.[3]

By May 2007, fifteen have been proved not guilty, but three have admitted doping or have had very much evidence of blood doping placed before them.[4][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Inside the Blood Doping Investigation
  2. Antonio J. Salmerón, [http://www.cyclingnews.com/news.php?id=news/2006/sep06/sep24news2 Manzano: "Well-known footballers" also clients of Fuentes, CyclingNews, September 24, 2006
  3. Fuentes: "Me indigna la filtración selectiva", El Pais, July 5, 2006
  4. David, Ariel. "Basso admits role in doping scandal". AP News. Archived from the original on 2007-05-09.
  5. Puerto blood confirmed to be Ullrich's, CyclingNews, April 4, 2007