Unibet.com has announced that it is lifting the temporary suspension of Spanish rider Carlos Garcia Quesada. The Unibet.com cyclist was named in a news article in the ‘Operation Puerto’ doping case, and was suspended by his team.
"There isn't any official authority that can confirm the involvement of Carlos Garcia Quesada in the case ‘Operation Puerto’," said team manager Koen Terryn. "The UCI announced that only the Spanish federation can give us the exact information, but that could take a few weeks. Until that time, there’s no reason why we can't let Carlos Garcia Quesada compete again."
It’s not decided yet what race Carlos Garcia Quesada will make his return to racing.
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