Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

June 11, 2016

Today’s CT Daily News Digest: Froome victorious at Dauphiné, takes over GC lead; Bizhigitov takes queen stage in Korea, Bole into overall lead; Absalon, Schurter on Sagan’s chances at Olympic MTB medal: “Not likely”; Orica to continue with GreenEDGE for one more season; Katusha to add new title sponsor; Man charged with murder in Michigan cycling crash; Critical response to media coverage of Michigan crash; Sports doctor dubbed cycling’s ‘king of doping’ arrested in Colombia; New cyclist ends up riding entire triathlon bike course; Recap: Critérium du Dauphiné, stage 5; On-board video: Critérium du Dauphiné stage 4; Cyclist tackled by police ahead of Obama motorcade

Sports doctor dubbed cycling’s ‘king of doping’ arrested in Colombia

by CyclingTips

Sports doctor Alberto Beltran, referred to as “the king of doping,” has been arrested in Colombia at the request of Spanish authorities.

Beltran is wanted in Spain for narcotics trafficking, and has a sordid past with several cycling teams. He worked with the Liberty Seguros and Xacobeo teams, both of which had riders test positive for doping.

According to Colombia’s national police, he was the head of a distribution network supplying high performance athletes with doping products, particularly cyclists. He was previously arrested in 2001 in Italy and 2012 in Spain for possession of doping substances.

Spain issued an alert on Interpol to Colombian authorities, requesting Beltran’s detention. He has both Spanish and Colombian nationalities.

He is currently being held at a prison in Bogota, and will be handed over to Spanish authorities.

Click through to read more at The Guardian.