Several reports say Frank Schleck, a Luxembourg elite pro cyclist, fell under a doping suspicion because of a payment receipt to Dr Fuentes, the Operation Puerto doping doc. To Cycling Weekly:
Sixth in the Tour de France this year and the winner on Alpe D'Huez in the same race in 2006, Schleck has admitted that he is going to meet the Luxembourg anti-doping authorities, but is adamant he has done nothing wrong.
However reports in Germany newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung and other media have said Schleck's name has emerged in connection with the Operacion Puerto doping scandal in Spain.
The shadowed gathered over Schleck on Friday night after Italian police searched the Luxembourg team hotel. According to the Italian La Repubblica newspaper, at least 15 officers from the Italian NAS, the police responsible for doping and drugs investigations, searched the hotel from eight o'clock in the evening until four thirty in the morning. It is unsure if anything was taken away.
Top News Sports goes further with the evidence:
Schleck's name has been mentioned in connection with Spanish doctor Eufemiano Fuentes, the doctor at the centre of the Operacion Puerto blood-doping ring.
Germany's Sueddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) reported on Saturday that Schleck sent money to Fuentes in 2006, saying that Luxembourg authorities now had a copy of the transaction bank slip.
However the Team CSC manager, Bjarne Riis says everything is OK for Schleck:
CSC team manager Bjarne Riis fully backed his rider's claims, saying that they had talked to Frank Schleck and that he had “confirmed that he hasn't done anything wrong, hasn't violated any anti-doping rules, and has not had the intention of doing so.”