Sevilla declares his innocence

By Susan Westemeyer

Oscar Sevilla has signed the T-Mobile Team mandated declaration denying involvement in the Spanish doping scandal, and "we believe him," T-Mobile sports communication director Christian Frommert told Cyclingnews.

Responding to a report that Sevilla "possibly" may not be nominated for the Tour de France because of his possible involvement, Frommert said that the team "is not nominated yet," and that "a few days before the Tour we will announce the nine riders for the Tour 2006."

Spanish media reports identify Sevilla as one of the pro cyclists filmed by a concealed camera entering Dr Fuentes' clinic, but he has denied visiting the controversial doctor, saying he was visiting another doctor whose office was in the same building.

T-Mobile has required all of its riders to sign a declaration denying any involvement with Fuentes. Sevilla is scheduled to start the Dauphiné Libéré on Sunday.

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