"I'm training, without knowing when or where my next race will be. I don't know what will happen." said Jörg Jaksche to dpa. The German, who rides for the scandal-plagued Liberty Seguros team, says he doesn't know if the team will ride the Tour de France, but at least, "We have been assured that we will paid through the end of the season. But after the withdrawal of the sponsor, its name on the jersey will be removed."
When asked if he had had contact with Dr. Fuentes, he replied, "Of course I haven't had the kind of contact that you mean. But Fuentes was our team doctor last year. Like every other rider, I consulted him whenever I had a problem."
As to whether he was one of those riders who was videotaped visiting the doctor's apartment, or taped calling him on the phone, Jaksche said bluntly, "That is impossible."
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