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Marc Madiot, team manager of the Francaise des Jeux squad that won Paris-Tours with Frederic Geusdon last Sunday, is not in favour of the return of Operacion Puerto implicated-riders to the peloton.
Speaking to L'Equipe after Paris-Tours, Madiot said about Jan Ullrich and Ivan Basso, "I pushed for those to be excluded, especially so that they are not replaced...Ullrich and Basso received money in cycling, a maximum. The end of Ullrich is morally (correct); one will quickly forget about him, as one has quickly forgotten Armstrong."
Madiot criticised any teams for negotiating with either Ullrich or Basso. "It is dangerous for cycling. Those concerned are not respecting the code of ehtics that we have all signed. How do you sell this to the sponsors?"