Swiss Cycling moving on Ullrich case

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The Swiss national cycling federation has confirmed that it received the complete, notarised documents in the Jan Ullrich case last month, in a statement released Wednesday. The federation turned the dossier over to the Anti-Doping Committee (FDB) of the Swiss Olympic Committee. The FDB is responsible for preparing information for the Swiss Olympic disciplinary committee. "Since the case at issue concerning Jan Ullrich deals not with a positive doping test, but with possible circumstantial evidence concerning the usage of illegal performance-enhancing products, the FDB will turn the dossier over to the Disciplinary Committee, which will conduct the actual disciplinary hearing."

The FDB did not know when it will turn the documents over, as it is still waiting for additional documents from Germany and Spain. "In the meantime, because of the ongoing investigation, there will be no further information available," the statement concludes.

The action appears to be in sharp contrast to the case against Ivan Basso, in which investigators recommended that the Italian anti-doping organisation, CONI, drop the case on Thursday, opening up the possibility that Basso could return to the peloton as early as Saturday for the Giro di Lombardia. The Spanish judge in charge of the Operacion Puerto investigation, ruled that national federations did not have the permission to use any of the documentary evidence against the riders until the Spanish court has completed their proceedings.

Susan Westemeyer contributed to this report

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