Alejandro Valverde Is Switched off by 2012

By road: the Court of arbitration for sport, CAS, announced on Monday that Alejandro Valverde is shut down around the world from all contestants with retroactive effect from 1 January 2010 until 1 January 2012 for his involvement in the Operación Puerto.

Court of arbitration for sport, CAS, announced on Monday that Alejandro Valverde is shut down around the world from all contestants with retroactive effect from 1 January 2010 until 1 January 2012 for his involvement in the Operación Puerto.

The Court approved the request that the UCI and WADA submitted if they wanted to suspend Alejandro Valverde worldwide even though the Spanish cycling Federation wanted more. But he will have to maintain their performance when the CAS does not believe that there is some evidence that Alejandro Valverde would have been doped during the period after Operación Puerto and until 1 January 2010.

The decision makes it possible for Alejandro Valverde to keep its victories from 2009 when he won the Vuelta a España, Criterium du Dauphiné Libéré or Clásica San Sebastián.

Alejandro Valverde was turned off from all contestants on Italian soil already on May 11, 2009 by CONI. CAS then confirmed the ruling in March this year but it could be enforced only now all over the world after collaboration with the UCI and WADA.

His results from the end of the year are most likely to be deleted. Then he gets by, including victory in the Tour de Romandie and second place in Paris-Nice.

Valverde has through his press agent announced he will take the decision to the Supreme Court of Switzerland.

“We are happy that it’s over with. We have always known that he was involved in the Operación Puerto. CAS has now shown that it was correct, “said UCI president Pat McQuaid to Cyclingnews.