Spanish court evidence ruling frustrates WADAThe decision of Spanish judicial authorities to deny access to WADA in context to evidence from the Operacion Puerto probe into an alleged doping ring in cycling has frustrated the anti-doping agency, said President John Fahey.

A Madrid court rejected an appeal by WADA, the International Cycling Union (UCI) and the Spanish Cycling Federation (RFEC) regarding grant of access to evidence on bags of blood linked to leading cyclists.

Eleven people were detained by the Spanish police recently after a series of raids in Valencia, Barcelona, Murcia and Granada as part of a probe into a suspected sports doping ring.