By Antonio J. Salmerón
The Spanish Secretary for the Sport, Jaime Lissavetzky, expressed his "satisfaction" after knowing the decision made by CAS, which favored Alejandro Valverde's participation in worlds.
"The outcome of CAS is a very good news for Valverde and for the national cycling team," Lissavetzky said in an official press note. "I celebrate that a sport and an independent court decide in favor of the position defended by the Spanish Federation and by the Spanish Superior Council."
According to Lissavetzky, "This resolution goes beyond a personal situation, a conflict with the Spanish Federation [and the UCI], and proves it is always necessary to safeguard the presumption of innocence. But we can't be ingenuous and think that the problems of the cycling are resolved."
"It is a good moment for reflection, and I continue thinking that the unification of criteria is necessary and that agreements between the different groups that take part in this sport would create a framework for clarifying the [sport's] management and competition," said Lissavetzky.