Schleck heard by Luxembourg Anti-doping agency

Fränk Schleck (Team CSC) gives an interview

Fränk Schleck (Team CSC) gives an interview (Image credit: Gregor Brown)

The Luxembourg Anti-Doping Agency (ALAD) issued a statement after a meeting with Fränk Schleck at the Luxembourg National Institute of Sports on Wednesday.

"Following an international rogatory commission, the prosecution in Bonn, Germany, found during an investigation (against Jan Ullrich, Oscar Sevilla and Rudy Pevenage) payment by rider Fränk Schleck of Luxembourg... in the amount of 6991.91 euro made on March 9, 2006 to a corporation owned by doctor Eufemiano Fuentes," read a statement on the ALAD website Wednesday night.

"The German authorities are of the opinion that it could be an indication of a possible doping violation... ," continued the statement.

The hearing came after German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung reported last week that investigators had evidence of nearly seven thousand euro being wired to Spanish Dr. Eufemiano Fuentes' Swiss bank account in March 2006. Dr. Fuentes' clinic was raided by Spanish police in 2006 as part of Operación Puerto.

It appears as if the information will warrant no further action against Schleck in Luxembourg. "The (Luxembourg State) prosecutor told the ALAD that it received the information and it will further clarify that the facts provided by the German authorities are not punishable under Luxembourg criminal law - regardless of whether or not those facts are substantiated."

ALAD staff at the hearing will report to the Board of Directors, but no other follow-up action was prescribed in the statement.

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Laura Weislo
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Laura Weislo has been with Cyclingnews since 2006 after making a switch from a career in science. As Managing Editor, she coordinates coverage for North American events and global news. As former elite-level road racer who dabbled in cyclo-cross and track, Laura has a passion for all three disciplines. When not working she likes to go camping and explore lesser traveled roads, paths and gravel tracks. Laura's specialises in covering doping, anti-doping, UCI governance and performing data analysis.