Doping suspicion hangs over Spain's Vuelta

Following conviction of Spanish doping doctor, there are few supporters at the Vuelta who believe all riders are clean.

Last Modified: 04 Sep 2013 12:09
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The Vuelta is the final grand tour of the year.

Fans have turned up in their droves to support competitors over 21 stages, but the recent court-case of Dr Eufemiano Fuentes has made it a bitter-sweet occasion.

Matt Rumsey reports from Esteona, Spain.


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