MARCA: Fuentes, Saíz facing jail time for Puerto
Nearly five years after the initial police raids, Spanish prosecutors are finally pressing for jail time for five people involved in the Operación Puerto doping ring in Spain. Prosecutors say they will press for charges against Dr. Eufemiano Fuentes, his sister, Yolanda (also a doctor), José Luis Merino, a Spanish hematologist; Manolo Saíz and former Kelme sport director José Labarta for crimes against endangering public health.
Globe and Mail: SpiderTech starting to gel
The Globe and Mail updates on the progress of the Canada-backed SpiderTech team. Team director Steve Bauer told the paper that the cyclists are making progress, step by step in their European tour: “Today at Nokere, the guys really started to combine forces as a team, looking for each other and putting the performance into practice, which ended in a positive result by Keven Lacombe.”
The Guardian: Study looks at Sky-British cycling ties
A report into British Cycling and Team Sky found no major risks or issues within the relationship but has highlighted several areas that need working on. These include joint roles and responsibilities, financial accounting and transparency, and communication. “It is the exact opposite of a rap on the knuckles for anybody,” Ian Drake, the chief executive of British Cycling, told The Guardian.
The Australian: Evans back on top of world
The Australian writes that Cadel Evans is back on top of the world following his win at Tirreno-Adriatico: Fresh from winning the Tirreno-Adriatico, Evans has proven he is back among the contenders for this year’s Tour de France. After being among the favorites for last year’s Tour, Evans faded badly to finish 26th on general classification; the window of opportunity fast closing for the 34-year-old.
Straight.com: Vancouver pumped for bike show
Bike-crazy Vancouver has a consumer bike show again, after a two-year hiatus. Show organizer Robin Harvey tells the paper she is building on the efforts of the late Richard Juryn, who organized a string of cycle expositions at B.C. Place. The show is Saturday and Sunday at the Vancouver Convention Centre