The Spanish Secretary of State for Sport, Jaime Lissavetzky, has asked his national cycling federation to deal immediately with cases pending in Operaciòn Puerto.
"I told them that it is not good to keep the [Spanish] cyclists implicated in legal limbo," said Lissavetzky in an article published in Tuesday's edition of As. "The cases have to be dealt with so they are either sanctioned or cleared."
To date, 58 cyclists have been named in the investigation that began on May 23 this year; and so far, only the names of Alberto Contador and Sergio Paulinho have been cleared.
Cyclingnews' recent coverage of 'Operation 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