While cycling news focussed on Martinez being a former pro rider, what blew me away was
cyclingnews wrote:The investigation started when police were tipped off about Martínez’s activities at the Vuelta a España, where he worked as a dope control chaperone for the past two years. The role required him to accompany riders selected for drug testing from the moment they finished racing until they had presented themselves at the control point for drug testing. Witnesses informed police that Martínez had been acting suspiciously.
What the ?? Who appoints a rider, implicated in operation peurto for blood doping, as a chaperone ?
It is not clear to me whether he was appointed by the UCI or someone else (WADA, unipublic, spanish cycling federation are some possibilities). There needs to be an investigation as to whether his appointment was the result of incompetance or corruption.