Explaining the Alejandro Valverde case


The Italian Olympic Committee barred Spanish rider Alejandro Valverde from competing in Italy for two years yesterday.

The Italian authorities say they have DNA evidence that links Valverde to blood bags seized in the Operacion Puerto investigation into blood-doping three years ago.

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