The former team manager of Liberty Seguros, Manolo Saiz, was questioned on Thursday, July 6 by the head judge of the investigation known as Operación Puerto in Madrid. Saiz, who is believed to have organised doping practices within his former team on a regular basis for several years, was at the judge's disposal for over 1.5 hours. He left the building located at Plaza de Castilla without commenting to the press.
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