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Eufemiano Fuentes – Fascinating Read

If you know me, you know that I ride bikes from time to time.  Ok, so that’s a bit of an understatement – if it wasn’t financially stupid I’d happily spend more on a bike than I ever would on a car … oh wait, my bike *is* worth than my car and my cycling shoes are worth more some peoples’ bikes.  Hmmm … lol.

So anyway, the point of this quick post isn’t to go on about how much my cycling gear is worth (read my ‘Evolution‘ series to get into that) but more to direct anyone reading this to a fascinating article I just found on about Eufemiano Fuentes, the Spanish gynaecologist (by trade), sports physician & doctor at the center of the 2006 cycling scandal, Operación Puerto.

The article, titled "Playing God: Eufemiano Fuentes" goes into some pretty heavy detail on Operación Puerto, Fuentes himself and some of the comments made by people involved in the case.

"Arguably the most important figure in Spanish cycling over the past 20 years, Eufemiano Fuentes is reviled by many but views himself as cycling’s ultimate altruist."

Sports physiology is something I find particularly fascinating and is probably what I’d love to be involved in if I had the academic ability to study medicine but, since I’m just a simple geek, I have to be satisfied with reading about what happens instead of getting arrested for prescribing EPO myself.  😉

If you want to read the article yourself, please do so by clicking the link provided above, or, if you missed it (open your eyes!), by clicking the following link: "Playing God: Eufemiano Fuentes".