Operación Puerto's Dr Fuentes also caught up in Panama Papers scandal

The name of Dr Eufemiano Fuentes, the man behind the Operacion Puerto doping scandal, has appeared in the Panama Papers

Dr Eufemiano Fuentes (Photo: Youtube/SNTV)

Cycling's infamous doping doctor Eufemiano Fuentes also appears in the Panama Papers finance scandal, according to Spanish reports.

Reports suggest Fuentes opened an off-shore account in 2005, using the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca at the heart of the tax avoidance scandal. He then closed it shortly after when police caught him in the centre of a drug scandal that took the name Operación Puerto.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.