Is Jörg Jaksche going to ride in the "Nacht von Hannover" criterium on Friday night? Not if the German federation, Bund Deutscher Radfahrer, has anything to say about it. "He is one of the riders who is under suspicion for blood doping," said BDR vice president Udo Sprenger. "We have suggested that the organisers get a confirmation from his team, but we cannot forbid his start."
According to the race organiser, Jaksche plans to ride the race. He has a contract for it, and has his attorneys working on the matter. "It's up to him," a race spokesperson told the German press agency dpa. "It's a private matter, since he doesn't have any appointments with his team."
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