It appears Xavier Tondo is behind Spain’s Operación Cursa, that a tip-off from the Movistar rider alerted police and resulted in the bust of small supply network.
Sadly the reverse story is all too common, tales of riders being involved in selling on to their team mates, like Eddy Mazzoleni but there are plenty more. Given this, let’s hope Tondo gets support rather than suspicion from within the bunch. I think he’ll be ok given he’s rousted some amateurs and not put any pro team on the line.
But let’s not be too cynical, the final word belongs to Spanish cycling blogger Fran Reyes: ¡Qué gran favor ha hecho al ciclismo español!