Jesús Manzano, the outspoken former Spanish pro whose shocking claims about the doping practices of his former Kelme preceded the infamous Operacion Puerto scandal, has submitted to a lie-detector test on the Spanish television program, En Antena.
Manzano was asked 27 questions during the show, and for most of his answers, the polygraph, which measures blood pressure, heart rate and breathing, showed readings that are said to indicate the subject does not show the stress of lying.
Manzano, who went public with his claims in 2004, said that Operacion Puerto doctor Eufemiano Fuentes and the Kelme team director were among those who supplied the drugs. He also said that cyclists weren't alone, and that other athletes and football players were seen with Fuentes. However, the machine didn't agree with all of his statements. Statements about Manzano being forced to take drugs, receiving death threats, and whether he was motivated by revenge against his former team to go public were indicated to be false.
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