Alejandro Valverde charged for involvement in Operacion Puerto doping scandalCaisse D’espargne rider Alejandro Valverde has been charged with being involved in Spain’s Operacion Puerto doping scandal, according to the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI).

The Spanish rider expressed “surprise and indignation” at being charged for an offence he had not committed.

Valverde reaffirmed before an Italian anti-doping hearing that he was innocent of any wrongdoings but CONI has now decided to charge the Spaniard.