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Davis and four others not implicated in Operacion Puerto

Wants UCI to let him race again

When Operacion Puerto released a dossier of information to the UCI listing riders it held under suspicion for participation in alleged blood-doping practices operated by Dr. Eufemiano Fuentes in Madrid, Spain, five riders (Allan Davis, Joseba Beloki, Isidro Nozal, Sergio Paulinho, Alberto Contador) from the then-named Liberty-Seguros-Wurth were named, among others. With seemingly damning information in hand, the UCI and ASO prevented the team from riding in the Tour. Others, including Tour favourites such Jan Ullrich and Ivan Basso, were also prevented from starting.

Davis reported on Thursday that he and his accused teammates from the TdF team received a certified letter from the Spanish judge presiding over the investigation clearing him of any connection to the case. In a statement to Cyclingnews, Davis says that he is still not being allowed to enter UCI-sanctioned races and made a plea to the UCI to take whatever evidence they need, including a DNA sample if necessary, to clear him to race once again.

Here is the statement in its entirety:

As you all know, I was forced to not take part in this year's Tour de France after being named in a list of riders that are implicated in the Operacion Puerto.

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

Cyclingnews' complete coverage of Operación Puerto

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