The Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) will likely not be sanctioning Ivan Basso in relation to the Operacion Puerto affair, reports De Telegraaf. According to the article, CONI has not found enough proof to proceed in the case.
UCI president Pat McQuaid said that if Basso is cleared by CONI, the UCI would take the matter to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. "It's ridiculous that CONI is closing the case, because the investigation of the Guardia Civil is not yet finished," he said.
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