Spanish police crack down on doping ring, former Kelme coach questioned

Miguel Ángel López denies any involvement in statement

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Spanish authorities said that two people have been arrested and six more were investigated after they had broken up a ring to distribute doping products banned in Spain.

Former Kelme directeur sportif Vicente Belda and his son Vicente, who works for the
Astana Qazaqstan team, were reportedly questioned after Spain’s Guardia Civil police force dismantled the trafficking ring that supplied drugs to athletes and offered other sporting services including university-run stress tests and medical analysis.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.