By Antonio J. Salmerón
Recently Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia published a letter in which the Spanish Cycling Federation (RFEC) stated its desire for an amnesty on Operación Puerto related riders. RFEC President Fulgencio Sanchez clarified in an official press release it has in fact expressed to UCI President Pat McQuaid that "for a year RFEC has worked with the political and judicial estate powers to have closure for Operación Puerto."
RFEC continued, "As you know, with the judicial situation of Operación Puerto it makes it difficult for us to advance with the swiftness that we desire. In the last weeks, with part of the Spanish Professional Cyclists Association, I have held meetings with the purpose of being able to find a solution for the present situation ..."
The RFEC wanted to clarify that, "in any case, an amnesty has been asked for" and that, "we respect the law." Sanchez has requested a meeting with McQuaid.