Following the list disclosed earlier this month of those under suspicion of being involved in the Operacion Puerto affair, the Spanish cycling newspaper Meta2Mil has published the codenames of still-unidentified collaborators and cyclists connected to the case.
The collaborators include those known as:
El Manos Pequeñas, Alibabá, Alessandro Kalc, El Bigotes and Jandro.
The codenames of riders still to be identified and disclosed are:
Valv. (Piti) (2004)
Clasicómano Luigi (2006)
Amigo de Birillo
It is expected that some or all of these names will be identified in the coming months. The first list of names had a dramatic effect, appearing to implicate Jan Ullrich, Ivan Basso, Francisco Mancebo, Joseba Beloki and many others. All of these were unable to ride the Tour de France as a result, although it has not been proved thus far that they were doping.
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