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Heras will make a decision at the end of the year

By:
Laura Weislo & Ben Abrahams, with assistance from Susan Westemeyer
Published:
September 22, 2007, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 22, 2009, 20:15 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News for September 22, 2007
Roberto Heras (Liberty Seguros)

Roberto Heras (Liberty Seguros)

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By Monika Prell Roberto Heras, triple winner of the Vuelta a España, will come to the end of the...

By Monika Prell

Roberto Heras, triple winner of the Vuelta a España, will come to the end of the two-year ban he received after he tested positive on EPO in the 2005 Vuelta a España, but will wait until the end of the year to decide if he will make a comeback to the peloton. According to todociclismo, Heras isn't lacking for offers, and is weighing each one "according to the conditions and circumstances."

"I like the bike and I am training every day with the objective of joining a team and racing the next season, but we have to see the circumstances. At the moment I have offers, one from the team Fuerteventura, but you have to balance some things," said Heras.

The 33 years-old stated also that if he doesn't find a team "this won't be the end of the world".

Heras also talked about this year's Vuelta a España and opined that "the Vuelta was decided in Andorra in favour of [Denis] Menchov." He didn't give an opinion on whether the parcours was too easy, saying that "a race is as hard as the riders are willing to make it."

Heras believes that Alberto Contador is "the present and the future of the Spanish cycling" and went on to express his concern for riders such as his compatriot Alejandro Valverde and Australian Allan Davis, who are facing exclusion from racing even though they are not suspended. "They are victims of an error. The case [Operación Puerto] was closed and some riders were vetoed. They only want their situation to be cleared up, that they say them either yes or no, but at the moment they are in a confused and uncertain situation; and this is not fair", mourned Heras.

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