Puerto trial

Talk about competitive road cycling in all its forms
sherer
Posts: 1648
Joined: Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:10 am

Puerto trial

Postby sherer » Tue Jan 29, 2013 07:56 am

Couldn't see a thread on this but the joke of a trial into Fuentes \ Puerto started yesterday

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/delays- ... to-hearing

Seems Fuentes is going to speak today but the Spanish have already said that this only centres on cyclists and no other sports will be named. Seems a waste of public money to only half look into something

User avatar
ddraver
Posts: 17394
Joined: Tue Sep 20, 2005 15:57 pm

Re: Puerto trial

Postby ddraver » Tue Jan 29, 2013 08:24 am

...another "Yay Spain" moment....
We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
- @ddraver
- Blog-http://davekio.wordpress.com/

User avatar
Rick Chasey
Lives Here
Posts: 28583
Joined: Fri Feb 19, 2010 15:34 pm

Re: Puerto trial

Postby Rick Chasey » Tue Jan 29, 2013 08:55 am

Made it on itv news. Their focus was on the possible tennis and football names.

User avatar
ddraver
Posts: 17394
Joined: Tue Sep 20, 2005 15:57 pm

Re: Puerto trial

Postby ddraver » Tue Jan 29, 2013 08:57 am

Should have made you feel better about cycling's popularity Rick...
We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
- @ddraver
- Blog-http://davekio.wordpress.com/

Richmond Racer
Posts: 8475
Joined: Mon Apr 23, 2012 17:11 pm

Re: Puerto trial

Postby Richmond Racer » Tue Jan 29, 2013 09:16 am

its right that the media are picking up on Spain covering up for the tennis players and footballers - and God knows they've tried to get it shut down on the cycling front ever since 06

Richmond Racer
Posts: 8475
Joined: Mon Apr 23, 2012 17:11 pm

Re: Puerto trial

Postby Richmond Racer » Tue Jan 29, 2013 09:28 am

Apparently the Spanish AD chief (new bod, determined to kick ar%s in Spain and bring their AD up to standard, she's causing big waves in Spain) has said that they're pressing that blood bags be released for analysis - judge could decide today

r0bh
Posts: 808
Joined: Thu Sep 07, 2006 12:17 pm

Re: Puerto trial

Postby r0bh » Tue Jan 29, 2013 09:37 am

Channel 4 news have been all over this too: http://blogs.channel4.com/keme-nzerem-o ... icated/520

User avatar
Jez mon
Posts: 2557
Joined: Wed Sep 01, 2004 15:07 pm

Re: Puerto trial

Postby Jez mon » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:03 am

Whilst its great that other sports are getting a bit of heat, I can't help but feel this is just a tad late. Not to get accused of sounding like a Lance Armstrong lawyer again, but surely there are new blood doping rings/methods/doctors to bust?

I realise that this is a criminal investigation now, and not in the hands of the AD bodies, but by the sounds of Richmond Racer's post, the anti doping body still wish to be involved.
You live and learn. At any rate, you live
Twitter

Richmond Racer
Posts: 8475
Joined: Mon Apr 23, 2012 17:11 pm

Re: Puerto trial

Postby Richmond Racer » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:10 am

Jez mon wrote:Whilst its great that other sports are getting a bit of heat, I can't help but feel this is just a tad late. Not to get accused of sounding like a Lance Armstrong lawyer again, but surely there are new blood doping rings/methods/doctors to bust?

I realise that this is a criminal investigation now, and not in the hands of the AD bodies, but by the sounds of Richmond Racer's post, the anti doping body still wish to be involved.



That's Spanish justice for you. But surely better that people get tried albeit late, than get away with it altogether? Plus the Spanish police and WADA have fought tooth and nail to ensure that this didnt get buried by the Spanish authorities. I think their efforts shouldnt go unwasted.

And it seems that the Spanish are making efforts now - the busting of the UCI chaperone last week, for starters.

User avatar
RichN95
Posts: 15985
Joined: Sun Jan 22, 2006 00:36 am

Re: Puerto trial

Postby RichN95 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:27 am

Richmond Racer wrote:
Jez mon wrote:Whilst its great that other sports are getting a bit of heat, I can't help but feel this is just a tad late. Not to get accused of sounding like a Lance Armstrong lawyer again, but surely there are new blood doping rings/methods/doctors to bust?

I realise that this is a criminal investigation now, and not in the hands of the AD bodies, but by the sounds of Richmond Racer's post, the anti doping body still wish to be involved.



That's Spanish justice for you. But surely better that people get tried albeit late, than get away with it altogether? Plus the Spanish police and WADA have fought tooth and nail to ensure that this didnt get buried by the Spanish authorities. I think their efforts shouldnt go unwasted.

And it seems that the Spanish are making efforts now - the busting of the UCI chaperone last week, for starters.


Madrid are in the running for the 2020 Olympics (currently seen as third place of three), so they have to be seen to be making an effort, but also have to make sure they don't actually uncover anything.
Twitter: @RichN95

Richmond Racer
Posts: 8475
Joined: Mon Apr 23, 2012 17:11 pm

Re: Puerto trial

Postby Richmond Racer » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:59 am

tweet from journo in the courtroom:

'Jack-hammers drowning out testimony of Fuentes in OP hearing'

Swear to god, you ccouldnt make this stuff up

User avatar
rozzer32
Posts: 3062
Joined: Sat Dec 12, 2009 19:38 pm

Re: Puerto trial

Postby rozzer32 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:05 pm

Fuentes has admitted to working with football players too.
**** Pro Tour Pundit Champion 2011 *****

User avatar
prawny
Posts: 4984
Joined: Wed Nov 26, 2008 21:10 pm

Re: Puerto trial

Postby prawny » Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:17 pm

rozzer32 wrote:Fuentes has admitted to working with football players too.


Read a bit on inrng this morning about this, there's a rumour that he received threats, after he was busted and is reluctant to talk. Which isn't beyond the realms of possibility, there's a lot of money in football.
Saracen Dirttrax Disc
Saracen Tenet 3 - 2015
Voodoo Bizango - 2014

Richmond Racer
Posts: 8475
Joined: Mon Apr 23, 2012 17:11 pm

Re: Puerto trial

Postby Richmond Racer » Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:20 pm

and he's admitting to working with boxers and athletes too....come on Ufe, spill about the tennis players as well..

sherer
Posts: 1648
Joined: Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:10 am

Re: Puerto trial

Postby sherer » Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:21 pm

prawny wrote:
rozzer32 wrote:Fuentes has admitted to working with football players too.


Read a bit on inrng this morning about this, there's a rumour that he received threats, after he was busted and is reluctant to talk. Which isn't beyond the realms of possibility, there's a lot of money in football.


Fuentes himself has said he received death threats 3 times from football clubs and there won't be a 4th time.

Great that his admitted this in public but we all know at the time FIFA and UEFA ignored this which is another issue that needs to be looked into. When your sport is linked to a doping scandal it needs to be investigated not swept under the carpet

User avatar
thegibdog
Posts: 1637
Joined: Fri Jun 24, 2005 21:17 pm

Re: Puerto trial

Postby thegibdog » Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:54 pm

r0bh wrote:Channel 4 news have been all over this too: http://blogs.channel4.com/keme-nzerem-o ... icated/520

Interesting that the headline mentions "Spanish football" whilst the article talks about "the discredited world of the professional peloton". Seems happy to use broad brush strokes for cycling but not willing to contemplate that football may have a problem beyond Spain.

Richmond Racer
Posts: 8475
Joined: Mon Apr 23, 2012 17:11 pm

Re: Puerto trial

Postby Richmond Racer » Tue Jan 29, 2013 13:33 pm

Eufe admits to doping Heras, Osa and Botero

User avatar
ddraver
Posts: 17394
Joined: Tue Sep 20, 2005 15:57 pm

Re: Puerto trial

Postby ddraver » Tue Jan 29, 2013 13:35 pm

Careful! Does he? or does he admit to knowing them...?
We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
- @ddraver
- Blog-http://davekio.wordpress.com/

User avatar
LeicesterLad
Posts: 3767
Joined: Sun Sep 05, 2010 21:51 pm
Contact:

Re: Puerto trial

Postby LeicesterLad » Tue Jan 29, 2013 13:52 pm

I'm trying to follow update on twitter, though it appears there isn't anybody who speaks English within the vicinity of the trial. :(

User avatar
ddraver
Posts: 17394
Joined: Tue Sep 20, 2005 15:57 pm

Re: Puerto trial

Postby ddraver » Tue Jan 29, 2013 13:53 pm

Tour de Jose's doing ok ish....
We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
- @ddraver
- Blog-http://davekio.wordpress.com/


Return to “Pro Race”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: andyrr, arnuf, dgunthor, ellerslierd, imatfaal, professeur, The_Boy and 18 guests