I see more about Valv.(Piti) in Cyclingnews.com (Valverde Accuses UCI And CONI Of Vendetta | Cyclingnews.com). Perhaps to celebrate his rise to the top of the UCI points table, Alejandro Valverde has accused UCI and CONI of engaging in a vendetta against him, or more accurately exhibiting “an institutional and personal viciousness” against him. He goes on in time-honoured athlete style to say:
No banned substance has ever been detected in my body and my biological profile is flawless.
Thing is, that’s true of many dopers. Until they got caught. And the biological passport which would yield a biological profile was only introduced in 2008. The antics of Dr Fuentes were exposed as the investigation into Operacion Puerto got under way in May 2006, so whey would Valv. (Piti)’s biological profile be affected by any supposed blood doping that occurred prior to Mat 2006?.
What the report doesn’t do is clarify Valverde’s explanation for the match between his DNA profile and that of the blood labelled Valv. (Piti). Is there a match? And if so, how come a wider ban hasn’t been applied?