Germans involved in Basso investigation

By Susan Westemeyer German investigators want to speak to Ivan Basso following his confession to...

By Susan Westemeyer

German investigators want to speak to Ivan Basso following his confession to involvement with Doctor Eufemiano Fuentes. "Basso will be questioned on our behalf by Italian colleagues in Bergamo," said Göttingen, Germany, public attorney Hans Hugo Heimgärtner to the dpa. The Bundes Kriminal Amt (Federal Criminal Police) also wants to interrogate the Italian cyclist.

Prosecutors in Göttingen have been investigating Doctor Marcus Choina, an anaesthetist, who is alleged to have supplied Fuentes with illegal doping products and possibly served as his German connection.

According to Radsport-News.com, the Germans want to find out whether Basso knows where Fuentes procured his doping products. They are also seeking information about his connection to Fuentes, as well as anything about doping scene contacts and general background information.

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