April 17, 2014
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MADRID (AP) - One of the plaintiffs in the Operation Puerto trial has told the court of complex doping in cycling while under cross-examination.
Former professional rider Jesus Manzano gave details Wednesday of a wide range of doping techniques used to boost performance.
He tells Judge Julia Santamaria that two of the drugs he was given were "for animals." He says that inside the team they used to joke that "some days you barked and others you mooed."
According to his testimony, he was given blood doping transfusions, the banned blood booster erythropoietin (EPO) and substances to mask doping agents after their use under the supervision of Eufemiano Fuentes, the doctor at the center of the Puerto case.
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