Thomas Dekker admits that he is the rider codenamed 'Luigi' in Spanish doping scandal

Thomas Dekker has admitted his links to Operacion Puerto doping doctor Eufemiano Fuentes, saying that the codenamed rider 'Luigi' was him and not Fabian Cancellara

Thomas Dekker

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Dutch former cyclist Thomas Dekker has admitted that he is the rider codenamed 'Luigi' in doping doctor Eufemiano Fuentes's files uncovered in 2006 during the Operación Puerto drugs bust in Spain. The admission quells the rumours that the codename belonged to Swiss rider Fabian Cancellara.

Dekker released a book – Thomas Dekker: My Fight – this week and spoke with Belgian magazine Humo about some of its doping revelations.

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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.