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Spanish sport council denies McQuaid's declarations

By:
Hedwig Kröner
Published:
June 27, 2006, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 23:18 BST
Edition:
Latest Cycling News for June 27, 2006
Race:
Tour de France

The Spanish Sport Superior Council (CSD) has assured that it maintains "a total collaboration with...

The Spanish Sport Superior Council (CSD) has assured that it maintains "a total collaboration with UCI as well as with the World Anti-Doping Agency", after UCI president Pat McQuaid's declarations made from Paris, where an international convention on the fight against doping is taking place. McQuaid questioned the collaboration of the Spanish authorities regarding doping matters, despite of his recent meeting with the CSD. In an official statement, the CSD claims that it has "disclosed all available information on Operación Puerto to the UCI" and that "representatives of the Spanish Civil Guard attended the mentioned meeting that took place at the CSD in order to pass on the most possible data."

The Spanish statement continued by explaining that, "the CSD is the first one interested in knowing the results the investigation that is being carrying out, but, like in any state of right, this will only be possible when the secret of investigation will be lifted." In this sense, the CSD concluded that it was "surprised that the president of a private sport organization pretends that the authorities violate the procedure of a State."

Courtesy of Antonio J. Salmerón

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