Thursday, 27 September 2007

MORE Thursday NEWS: Valverde cleared to ride in World Championships

Valverde will join the Spanish team for this weekend's World Championship Road Race...

News from AFP:

STUTTGART, Germany (AFP) — Spaniard Alejandro Valverde was cleared to compete in the world road cycling championships by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Wednesday, the chief of world cycling Pat McQuaid said.

The International Cycling Union (UCI) had attempted to ban Valverde, a two-time silver medallist in the elite men's race, from the worlds based on their belief that he was implicated in the 'Operation Puerto' doping affair.

The Spanish cycling federation (RFEC) stood by the Spanish ace, who made a last gasp appeal to CAS in a bid to compete in Sunday's road race, the blue riband event of the championships.

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