Giampaolo Caruso, Italian rider of the former Spanish Liberty Seguros team heavily involved in the doping affair which led to the exclusion of the team at the Tour de France, has received a letter from the Spanish cycling federation which authorizes him to return to racing. In the letter, federation officials are reported to tell Caruso that the doping charges against him are dropped for lack of evidence. However, tuttobiciweb reports that the UCI still opposes Caruso to return to competition.
Cyclingnews' recent coverage of 'Operation Puerto'
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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