May 31, 2010
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WADA Statement on Alejandro Valverde Case

Following the release of the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in the case of Spanish cyclist Alejandro Valverde, WADA issued the following statement from its President John Fahey:

“WADA is pleased that this matter is now resolved and that CAS ruled in favour of WADA and the International Cycling Union (UCI).

"This decision confirms that the scientific and forensic evidence gathered by anti-doping organizations, including information from law enforcement, shows that the athlete committed an anti-doping rule violation.  WADA will continue to use its independent right of appeal to CAS whenever appropriate in order to ensure that such cases are fully scrutinized by CAS to determine appropriate sanctions under the World Anti-Doping Code.”