"The underlying papers from 'Operation Puerto' have arrived at Swiss Cycling," the Swiss federation announced on Monday. "They will be reviewed by the federation to determine whether proceedings should be opened. If that should be the case, then the dossier will be turned over to the disciplinary committee for doping cases within a week."
Spiegel magazine reports that the director of Swiss Cycling, Lorenz Schläfli, expects a preliminary decision by Thursday, but first the approximately 100 pages of material must be examined. "But after a first glance, it appears that it will come to a proceeding and that Jan Ullrich will soon be invited to appear," said Schläfli.
Ullrich is a German citizen, but lives in Switzerland and rides under a Swiss license.
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