In between getting married and wind tunnel testing, Damiano Cunego of Lampre-Fondital found time to weigh-in on the subject of DNA testing with in the sport of cycling. The winner of the 2004 Giro d'Italia thinks that it would be wise for his sport but that other issues, like Operación Puerto, need to be cleared first.
"I don't feel the need to interject," said the 25 year-old cyclist to AGR. "It is a decision that the sports authorities must take to fight doping."
"I am sorry for the riders implicated in Operación Puerto in the past months, they have given an image that is bad for cycling. But first, before preventative testing, I find it correct to attend to the conclusion of Spanish investigation. It is delicate theme and that should be valued with responsibility in an unambiguous manner." Before starting his training for the upcoming 2007 season, Cunego is enjoying his off-season and planning on honeymooning in Mexico with his new wife.