BASSO ADMITS PUERTO LINKS BUT DENIES DOPING

Ivan Basso
(Image credit: PAPON)

Italian cyclist Ivan Basso has admitted his links with Dr Eufemiano Fuentes - the doctor at the centre of the Spanish 'Operacion Puerto' blood-doping investigation in Madrid, Spain - but has denied doping and using blood transfusions.

Speaking in a press conference in Milan on Tuesday lunchtime, Basso insisted he will make a comeback after his eventual ban, and denied knowing about the involvement of other riders.

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