By Antonio J. Salmerón
Oscar Sevilla said that while he was morally wounded by his alleged involvement in Operación Puerto, he is ready to move on.
"All that has happened has fortified to me physically and psychologically. I am already training and I believe that I am going to render my maximum, because I am also totally recovered of the injury that decreased my performance during previous years. I am better than ever", Óscar Sevilla said to Cyclingnews yesterday.
The Spanish climber said he suffered a breach of contract after T-Mobile terminated it when his name appeared in the investigations made by the Spanish Civil Guardia. "I was not in agreement with which T-Mobile proposed to me because they said I was incapable of demonstrating my innocence," said Sevilla.
Like other illustrious cyclists, also victims of the Operación Puerto, Sevilla is looking for, but not finding an opportunity for 2007. "I want to find a team that demonstrates fully its trust in me, and if it must be a Pro continental team, I will not consider it a disadvantage."
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