Operacion Puerto trial: Fuentes goes on the attack

During his second day on the stand at the Puerto trial in Madrid, Dr Eufemiano Fuentes once again asserted that he only provided blood transfusions for athletes for health reasons. One of five defendants facing a charge of crimes against public health, Fuentes also went on the attack in an attempt to discredit some of those who have made accusations about his involvement in doping practices, including doping whistleblower Jesús Manzano.

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Peter Cossins has written about professional cycling since 1993 and is a contributing editor to Procycling. He is the author of The Monuments: The Grit and the Glory of Cycling's Greatest One-Day Races (Bloomsbury, March 2014) and has translated Christophe Bassons' autobiography, A Clean Break (Bloomsbury, July 2014).