By Antonio J. Salmerón
According to the Sunday edition of the Spanish newspaper Levante, "the council of the Valencian government will draw back the sponsorship of the Comunidad Valenciana professional cycling team as a consequence of its implication in the anti-doping affair." The political decision may have been taken last Friday by the Culture and Sport counselor, Alejandro Font de Mora, and the Sport secretary of this region, David Serra, "after the scandalous consequences of Operación Puerto."
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