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Giro cyclists condemn ruling on Puerto blood bags

 Canada's Ryder Hesjedal of the Garmin Sharp waves to photographers during the teams presentation of the of the Giro d'Italia, Tour of Italy cycling r...
 Spain's Samuel Gonzalez Sanchez of the Euskaltel-Euskadi waves to photographers during the teams presentation of the of the Giro d'Italia, Tour of It...
 Taylor Phinney, of the United States, attends the teams presentation of the of the Giro d'Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race, in Naples, Italy, Frida...
 Britain's Mark Cavendish  of the Omega Pharma-Quickstep attends the teams presentation of the of the Giro d'Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race, in Na...

Italy Cycling Giro

Canada's Ryder Hesjedal of the Garmin Sharp waves to photographers during the teams presentation of the of the Giro d'Italia, Tour of Italy cycling r...

Italy Cycling Giro

Spain's Samuel Gonzalez Sanchez of the Euskaltel-Euskadi waves to photographers during the teams presentation of the of the Giro d'Italia, Tour of It...

Italy Cycling Giro

Taylor Phinney, of the United States, attends the teams presentation of the of the Giro d'Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race, in Naples, Italy, Frida...

Italy Cycling Giro

Britain's Mark Cavendish of the Omega Pharma-Quickstep attends the teams presentation of the of the Giro d'Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race, in Na...

Cyclists and team directors at the Giro d'Italia are joining the growing chorus of athletes and sports officials condemning a Spanish court's decision earlier this week to destroy the blood bags seized in the Operation Puerto doping case.
David Millar, a British rider who returned from a doping ban to become an outspoken critic in the battle against banned drugs, is hoping the ruling gets overturned on appeal.
Millar tells The Associated Press, "We know the anti-doping world is against (destroying the evidence) so they'll do their best to make sure that doesn't happen."
Other riders and team directors also expressed disappointment with the ruling, saying it undermines efforts to catch the cheats and uncover the full extent of one of the biggest drug scandals in sports.