Spanish police are investigating a German doctor in connection with the Operacion Puerto doping affair. According to Spanish newspaper El Pais, the unnamed doctor works in the hospital of a small German city and is suspected of supplying an undetectable form of EPO to Dr Eufemiano Fuentes.
Fuentes and four others including Liberty-Seguros team manager Manolo Saiz were arrested in May by police investigating an alleged blood doping network.
El Pais reports that Spanish authorities are working with prosecutors in Bonn, Germany in the investigation. However, German police have denied this.
Cyclingnews' recent coverage of 'Operación Puerto'
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