A marine start to the Vuelta a Espana. Astana won the stage to put Janez Brajkovic into the overall lead.

A marine start to the Vuelta a Espana. Astana won the stage to put Janez Brajkovic into the overall lead.

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Here’s a letter from the Royal Spanish Cycling Federation (RFEC) calling on the Spanish Sports Counci to exempt Alberto Contador from the Operation Puerto investigations.
It’s not as conspiratorial as it sounds but it is still very strange. The letter says Contador should be left out because Dr Fuentes told the Cadena Ser radio station that he was not involved.
You’d think a federation would want to know for itself rather than take the word of a doping doctor during a radio interview. But then you don’t run Spanish cycling do you?

Here’s a letter from the Royal Spanish Cycling Federation (RFEC) calling on the Spanish Sports Counci to exempt Alberto Contador from the Operation Puerto investigations.

It’s not as conspiratorial as it sounds but it is still very strange. The letter says Contador should be left out because Dr Fuentes told the Cadena Ser radio station that he was not involved.

You’d think a federation would want to know for itself rather than take the word of a doping doctor during a radio interview. But then you don’t run Spanish cycling do you?

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Unfortunate headline of the day?
He tenido sangre fría literally translates as “I kept some fresh blood” but of course it really means “I kept a cool head”.
Which he did. Ramirez won today’s stage of the Ruta Del Sol after a four rider breakaway stayed away for 195km. He held off Oscar Freire and other chasing sprinters by just a few metres to win the stage in his home region. He deserves a cold beer.

Unfortunate headline of the day?

He tenido sangre fría literally translates as “I kept some fresh blood” but of course it really means “I kept a cool head”.

Which he did. Ramirez won today’s stage of the Ruta Del Sol after a four rider breakaway stayed away for 195km. He held off Oscar Freire and other chasing sprinters by just a few metres to win the stage in his home region. He deserves a cold beer.

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Basque butcher Javier Zabeleta supplied The Steak.
Speaking to Sud Ouest newspaper he says “people asked me for ‘the Contador steak’ so they could be ‘strong’ at home”.

Basque butcher Javier Zabeleta supplied The Steak.

Speaking to Sud Ouest newspaper he says “people asked me for ‘the Contador steak’ so they could be ‘strong’ at home”.

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Headlines you don’t expect.
2006 Tour de France winner Oscar Pereiro is fined €150 after confronting a man masturbating on a nudist beach.
Long arm of the law: the man turned out to be a policeman who then tried to hand a big fine the former cyclist, claiming he’d been insulted by Pereiro. But Spanish newspaper Marca says the local officer could now face a year in prison.

Headlines you don’t expect.

2006 Tour de France winner Oscar Pereiro is fined €150 after confronting a man masturbating on a nudist beach.

Long arm of the law: the man turned out to be a policeman who then tried to hand a big fine the former cyclist, claiming he’d been insulted by Pereiro. But Spanish newspaper Marca says the local officer could now face a year in prison.

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