WADA gets Fuentes documents from Franke

Richard Pound has been a controversial WADA chairman

Richard Pound has been a controversial WADA chairman (Image credit: AFP Photo)

WADA President Dick Pound has asked German antidoping crusader Werner Franke to send him the documents which are said to show that Alberto Contador was a client of Dr. Eufemiano Fuentes. Franke has sent the papers, according to the Süddeutsche Zeitung, and even added the protocol of Jörg Jaksche's interrogation by German investigators. Jaksche is noted as "JJ" in Fuentes' list, right next to the officially unidentified "AC."

Franke had claimed to be in possession of incriminating documents which allegedly prove Tour de France winner Contador was involved in Operación Puerto and also detail the list of performance enhancing and banned products used by Contador.

The inclusion of Jaksche's material is part of a deal between the cyclist, Franke, and Pound. Jaksche wanted to be sure of the agency's support in case he turns "state witness," the SZ said. Contador's name "is written twice in the reports," Franke noted, and added that "all of what Jaksche confessed to the BKA {Bundeskriminalamt, federal police} is of legal relevance to Contador."

Pound told the newspaper, "As the oversight agency, we must first let the national and international federations handle the matter. If we don't agree with their decision, then we can request the case and decide whether we want to seek a solution from the court of appeals for sport."

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