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I’ve always liked Alejandro Valverde as a bike racer. He is a superb rider who has delivered on some dramatic victories including Liège-Bastogne-Liège, San Sebastián, Flèche Wallonne and Grand Tour stage wins to name a few.
As you all know he is under a two year suspension for his involvement in Operación Puerto. Valverde was linked to a bag of blood from the raided laboratory of the infamous doctor Fuentes labelled ’18’ which contained EPO.
Since Valverde has raced throughout the entire period of the lengthy CAS appeal until his victory in the Tour de Romandie in May, 2010, his ban effectively lasts for 19 months. Valverde has contested the decision and has announced that he is launching a lawsuit against CONI’s anti-doping prosecutor Ettore Torri .
Jarrod Partridge (from Cycling Tribe) has worked his way into getting an interview with Alejandro Valverde and will be posting it here on Cycling Tips. As per usual with the interviews here, I’d like to give you the opportunity to ask the questions. Valverde knows very well what types of questions will be coming his way, so don’t hold back. Feel free to ask him whatever you like, but please be respectful (he’ll be reading this). I’ll take the top 15 or so questions and the interview will take place this week.
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