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Basso testifies in 'Operation Puerto' trial

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Top Italian cyclist Ivan Basso on Monday gave evidence in the "Operation Puerto" doping trial, claiming that he used the services of a Spanish doctor on trial to try to achieve his aim of winning the Tour de France. 

Italy's Ivan Basso adjusts his sunglasses prior to the eighth stage of the 2012 Tour de France on July 8, 2012. Basso on Monday gave evidence in the "Operation Puerto" doping trial, claiming that he used the services of a Spanish doctor on trial to try to achieve his aim of winning the Tour de France.

The two-time Tour of Italy winner, who has previously served a two-year ban in connection with the case, told a court in Madrid via videolink from Tenerife: "I won before Puerto but also after Puerto.

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