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RFEC waits for UCI's answer

By Antonio J. Salmerón

The Spanish Cycling Federation (RFEC) sent a letter to the UCI a few days ago in which it stated its desire for an amnesty on riders implicated with Operación Puerto, but RFEC President Fulgencio Sánchez is still waiting for an answer from UCI President Pat McQuaid.

"I have sent McQuaid many other letters showing him our intentions to collaborate in solving this doping affair, and this is not the first time I have not received a satisfactory answer," Fulgencio Sánchez told

Earlier this week, an official press release from RFEC expressed to McQuaid that "for a year RFEC has worked with the political and judicial estate powers to have closure for Operación Puerto."

The REFC President proposed to the ProTour squads "to demand to the race organisers to act with rigor and seriousness", although recognised that, "there is lack of unity among them, as well as between the Giro, Tour and Vuelta organizers and the UCI."

Further, Sánchez commented on the the media's accusations against Alejandro Valverde and his alleged involvement with Operación Puerto. He criticised those "who insist on damaging the image of an exemplary sportsman.

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