By Antonio J. Salmerón
José Antonio Redondo representative, Angel Buenache, confirmed the riders's disagreement with his dismissal by Team Astana. The 22 year-old Spaniard was released by Team Manager Marc Biver on September 5, citing a violation of team rules.
"This is an excuse that hides the truth of the subject," Buenache to stated to Cyclingnews. He demands Biver clarify that there was no disciplinary actions or cases of doping. "We have not been interested if Redondo continues with Astana, but we will demand to Biver that he clarify that Redondo was not involved in any disciplinary action, because his directors had given to him permission not to be in the training camp before the Vuelta, as well as Redondo is not involved in any doping case."
Buenache wants "to reach an agreement for dismissal in order to negotiate with other squads." Biver refuses to talk with the rider or his representative. "I have called Marc Biver, but I cannot talk to him; the only thing that we know about him is from a brief e-mail that was sent last weekend to Redondo, saying that he is on holidays, and that he will back on September 20."