Valverde complains about Italians

Alejandro Valverde tour of spain 2008 stage 12

Spanish professional rider Alejandro Valverde has lodged a complaint against the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) regarding his scheduled disciplinary hearing on Monday in relation to doping charges.

Valverde is due to appear in front of CONI in Rome, Italy, on Monday (May 11), to answer allegations that he was involved in the organised doping ring exposed by Operacion Puerto. CONI alleges that blood bags containing traces of EPO found in the Madrid laboratory of Dr Eufemiano Fuentes marked 'Valv.Piti' belong to Valverde.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.