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Last Updated: Thursday, 10 February, 2005, 11:58 GMT
Judge drops Kelme doping inquiry
Kelme's Alejandro Valverde celebrates a stage victory in the Vuelta a Espana
A Spanish judge says he cannot see any grounds to pursue doping allegations made against Kelme by a former rider.

Jesus Manzano claimed the use of banned substances such as EPO were routine practice when he rode for the team.

"There is no case to answer because these type of activities are not included in the penal code," said judge Maria Antonia de Torres Diez-Madronero.

Manzano said the ruling showed a lack of willingness to investigate the subject and plans to appeal.

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