The LA TImes comments on the doping trial of Eufemiano Fuentes. May cyclists expect to be paraded into Spanish Court to document the doctor's role in the contamination of international cyclling which leads all the way to the top of course - Lance Armstrong. The slimy mess around Armstrong and cycling will only get deeper with time...
CyclingEufemiano Fuentes was arrested in 2006 after Spanish police raided his office, laboratory and home and seized more than 200 bags of frozen blood, labeled with what are believed to be code names for famous athletes. Investigators are working to decipher the code, amid speculation that they could bring down some of the biggest names in sports.
Fuentes told the court Tuesday that he gave "cyclists, soccer players, tennis players and boxers" transfusions of their own blood for "health reasons," but never treated them during competition. He said code names were used on blood labels and during telephone conversations for his clients' own "comfort," because they feared that media outlets might tap their phone lines.
Among those expected to testify at Fuentes' trial, which opened Monday, are dozens of Spanish cyclists who trained with Lance Armstrong and also competed against him.