Frank Schleck stage 15 Tour de France 2008

The CSC-Saxo Bank team has suspended Frank Schleck from racing in the final weeks of the season after he admitted making a payment to Dr Eufemiamo Fuentes, the Spanish doctor at the centre of the Operacion Puerto doping investigation.

In a carefully worded statement, the CSC-Saxo Bank team said Schleck had admitted paying money into a Swiss bank account in March 2006, but said it was only for training advice by experts who presumably worked with some of the biggest names in the sport. The statement insists that Schleck paid (a reported £5,000) without even knowing the name of the coach involved.

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