By Susan Westemeyer
"Jan Ullrich is looking at a lifetime ban," said Pat McQuaid, president of the UCI. "That's what the WADA anti-doping code says." In an interview with German daily Welt am Sonntag, McQuaid noted that "It is first up to the Swiss federation to rule, and in case of an appeal, to be upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport."
The Irishman also said that a new name has popped up in the over 500 page-long report from the Guardia Civil which the UCI is now studying. However, he did not want to mention the name because "We haven't yet been able to fully look into it." In addition, he declared that he was surprised that more names from the alleged 200 sportspeople have not yet been released, saying "I wonder about that, too, but I think it will change soon."
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