- by Christopher Jones
- Published: 12 May 2009
Team Caisse d’Epargne-Abarca Sports Reacts to Valverde’s two year suspension.
"The resolution of the CONI is unjust, obsolete and made by an obviously incompetent organization, after an irregular procedure and in which the minimal guarantees of defense that any sportsman must have were not respected.
We are legitimated to ensure, after the years Valverde already spent in our team, that Alejandro is not only an exemplary sportsman but also that he totally complies with the ethical standards which are in force in our sport.
We will fully support Alejandro in lodging an appeal so that higher authorities, which without any doubt are more objective than the CONI is, cancel as soon as possible the unjust sanction that was pronounced today.
Knowing that this decision can determine the fact that our rider could not participate in the next Tour de France, considering the fact that its course will go through the Italian territory, we let know that if Alejandro Valverde?s recourse succeeds, ABARCA SPORTS will take action for the compensation of damages and prejudices undergone by the rider and his sponsors against as well the persons as the institutions responsible for the unjust sanction that was pronounced today."
Website: Team Caisse d’Epargne