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Spanish Professional Cycling Association supports Comunidad Valenciana

The president of the Spanish Professional Cycling Association, José Rodríguez, on Monday vowed to support the beleaguered Comunidad Valenciana team.

The team's wildcard entry to the Tour has been withdrawn due to doping allegations unearthed in "Operation Puerto".

Rodríguez pledged his commitment to fight doping, but said that individuals must not be sanctioned without proof of guilt, "[The Society de Tour de France] must ensure that only those who resort to prohibited practices are sanctioned and that [innocent] sportsmen are not harmed," he said. "I will do anything to help Comunidad Valenciana."

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

Cyclingnews' complete coverage of Operación Puerto

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