Blanco suspend Luis Sanchez over doping allegations

Sanchez has won several major titles, including the San Sebastian Classic in 2010 and 2012, the 2009 Paris-Nice, the Tour Down Under in 2005 and four stages of the Tour de France.

updated: February 02, 2013 21:30 IST
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The Hague: Blanco, formerly the Rabobank team, said on Saturday they have suspended Spanish rider Luis Leon Sanchez provisionally amid accusations he was linked to Spanish doctor Eufemiano Fuentes in the Operation Puerto blood doping racket.

The Dutch team said it is investigating and would in the meantime not select Sanchez.

"The object of this investigation is to verify or refute revelations which appeared in the Dutch press on the subject of the role of our rider in the Fuentes affair," Blanco said in a statement.

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