The Austrian cycling federation is holding its hearing of Jörg Jaksche today. The German cyclist, who lives in Austria, confessed to having been a client of Doctor Eufemiano Fuentes.
Jaksche confessed to having blood transfusions conducted by the doctor at the centre of Operación Puerto and his helpers, among other things. He also said that he wanted to help cycling in its fight against doping. He is hoping for a reduced sentence in light of his confession.
The hearing will be conducted by a three-man panel, led by Gernot Schaar, head of the anti-doping committee. The hearing will not be open to the public, and it is not expected that any details of the hearing will be released, only the result.
It was not known whether the hearing would be concluded in one day. If the ruling goes against Jaksche, he has the right to appeal the sentence to the federation's independent judicial committee and eventually to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Switzerland.