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AIGCP asks Saiz and Labarta to resign

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June 02, 2006, 1:00 BST,
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The AIGCP, the professional group which represents professional cyclists at the UCI, has asked...

The AIGCP, the professional group which represents professional cyclists at the UCI, has asked Manolo Saiz and Jose Ignacio Labarta to step down from their positions. Both men were arrested last week in the Spanish doping scandal involving an alleged blood doping network.

Labarta, directeur sportif for Comunidad Valenciana, resigned from his position this week, "to remove any suspicion from the Comunidad Valenciana team and the people involved in structure of the team, as well as to maintain a good reputation built over the last two seasons." He maintains his innocence.

Saiz is still running his team, now called Würth Team after the withdrawal of former sponsor Liberty Seguros.

Under the UCI's Code of Ethics, which the teams voluntarily signed, anyone found guilty on doping charges must be fired and anyone suspected to be involved in doping must not be involved in races until the matter is resolved.

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