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Ludewig: concentrating on the Giro

"Of course the new doping affair is being discussed here in the race and between colleagues," says T-Mobile's Jörg Ludewig. "If what's being reported is all true, then it's a hard blow to cycling's image. Here we are exerting ourselves to the limit, it's a super race with a great atmosphere - and then suddenly, because of such crud, everything is brought into question and our sport once again gets negative headlines. You hear lots, but there is hardly any sure, sound information. Besides which, after two and a half weeks of the Giro, you are so physically involved, that you have enough to do with yourself and your problems. That makes this new scandal right now to a side issue. I'm much more concerned about the next two stages." (

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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