With Spanish officials investigating the Operación Puerto doping scandal now claiming that up to three bags of blood testing positive for EPO were under the name of "Sevilliano", the man who is often rumoured to bear this nickname is defending himself. Oscar Sevilla, who was first suspended and later fired by the T-Mobile Team, was surprised by the reports and sees himself as the victim of a conspiracy.
"This Operation Puerto is making my life impossible," he told the Spanish newspaper El Mundo. "A while ago I was warned that they were out to get me and my colleague Paco Mancebo."
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