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Spanish police investigate former Xacobeo-Galicia team

Spanish police have opened up what is arguably their highest profile anti-doping investigation into cycling since Operacion Puerto, back in 2006.

Anti-doping probes in cycling have rarely taken place in Spain since Puerto, leading to criticisms that the country had an overly lax approach to investigating athletes using banned drugs in the sport, despite the recent spate of positive tests.

However, it has now emerged that Xacobeo-Galicia is under investigation, and one of its former team doctors, Juan Manuel Rodriguez Batista, already questioned by the Spanish police

http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news...-investigate-former-xacobeo-galicia-team.html

I wonder if there is a new zeal to investigate this properly in Spain and it won't go the way of Puerto...
 
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This just in.

In an attempt to deflect public interest away from some of its more high profile riders, Spanish authorities have come up with the cunning plan of investigating a low ranked team that has now ceased to exist to make it look like they are doing something about doping.
 
TeamSkyFans said:
This just in.

In an attempt to deflect public interest away from some of its more high profile riders, Spanish authorities have come up with the cunning plan of investigating a low ranked team that has now ceased to exist to make it look like they are doing something about doping.

...a plan so cunning you could put a tail on it and call it a weasel.
 
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Problem as I see it....

BroDeal said:
...a plan so cunning you could put a tail on it and call it a weasel.

they did away with the Spanish Inquisition back in 1834. Those guys knew how to get answers. And out of competition testing? NO ONE expected the Spanish Inquisition!
 
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Spanish Police, more in particular Guardia Civil, have been intensively targetting doping schemes, like any other crime or offense they get to know. In Spain there is a big problem related with the political intererest in hiding cases, clearly reflecting in the lack of proper anti-doping laws until recently.

The problem continues, and a possibility exists that the politicians will use Xacobeo as a scapegoat. However that does nothing to do with the police. They did wondefully for example in Puerto, but obviously they had to give the info in the hands of the Justice. We know how that ended up.