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Víctor Cordero: "I could take the same decision as Tour"

The general director of the Vuelta a España, Victor Cordero, said today in Strasbourg that "If the legal and ethical principles, and the rules are respected, the Vuelta a España will act against doping just like the Tour."

Cordero added that, "What is happening in the Tour, we see it in a similar way in the Vuelta a España, because we have also invited two teams and, if they are implied in some similar scandal, we will exclude them. We will have the advantage of having more time to know the Operation Puerto dossier, and will try to apply justice."

Cordero assured that the Vuelta a España will value the invited teams, and with respect to the ProTour ones, in case of problems, "we will put to them into the hands of the UCI and of the CAS. The only thing that has been done has been to apply an ethical code; any investigated cyclist will not be registered in the Vuelta."

Courtesy of Antonio J. Salmerón

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