Spanish court orders release of Puerto blood, absolves Fuentes - VeloNews.com
Very convenient.There could be as many as 40 athletes linked to the blood bags, most of them thought to be cyclists, but only a handful have ever been identified or sanctioned — among them are Ivan Basso, Alejandro Valverde and Jan Ullrich. The doctor, however, admitted during the trial to have worked with soccer players, tennis players and boxers.
But will Tuesday’s court ruling be too late?
The WADA code has a 10-year statute of limitations on doping offenses, and Tuesday’s ruling came just weeks after Puerto’s decade-long window closed. There could be room for some wrangling on that question, but there was no word yet from WADA or other anti-doping authorities on what might happen next.