Destruction of Operacion Puerto blood bags would be 'hard blow for anti-doping fight'

Enrique Gomez Bastida said that the possible destruction of more than 200 bags of blood seized during Operacion Puerto would be "a hard blow"

Enrique Gomez Bastida, head of Spain's Anti-Doping Agency (AEPSAD), has publicly criticised the possibility that blood bags seized in a raid on notorious doctor Eufemiano Fuentes may be destroyed, saying it would be "a hard blow for our anti-doping fight."

Gomez Bastida, as an officer in the Guardia Civil, was an instrumental part of Operacion Puerto, the 2006 Spanish police operation formed to investigate the doping network surrounding Dr Fuentes, which implicated Alejandro Valverde, Ivan Basso and Jan Ullrich, among others.

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