Anonymous asked: I dont want to rain on the schleck-parade thats happening today, but what's the deal with frank being linked to doping a couple of years ago? i cant really find that much information on it and there's always jokes on twitter about frank not going to italy? for the record i'm believe in the schlecks and am sure they're clean now (if they ever weren't?)
No rain, a perfectly legit question :)
Frank Schleck was found to have paid 7000 Euros to the infamous Dr Fuentes but denied it was for anything to do with doping, rather training advice.
Fuentes is a gynaecologist and as far as I know Frank is a boy.
The Italy jokes likely stem from the fact that it was the Italian anti-drugs police who performed the hotel raid on the team (CSC at the time) ahead of the World Championships in 2008.
Briefly suspected by CSC, in December 2008 he was cleared by the Luxembourg Federation of having any involvement in Operacion Puerto and was back to racing.