Another kiss gone bad. The romance of cycling sullied again.
The UCI announced Monday that it had provisionally suspended Eladio Jimenez Sanchez for doping. EPO was discovered in his urine sample at the Volta a Portugal on August 12, 2009. Sanchez won that race’s stage 6 from Barcelos to Santo Tirso. What’s oops in Portuguese?
In a separate action, podium girls Beatriz Munoz and Daniela Viegas are suing Sanchez for defamation of character. “We don’t want to be known as stupid sexy girls who kiss dope fiends,” said Munoz. “He told me his bladder was full. Yes, with drugs. Disgusting.”
Viegas was as upset as her podium babe partner. “I gave him a real smooch, not a fake one. I even pushed my breasts into his sweaty jersey. And now, it’s like my kisses are worthless. We are sexy party girls and we deserve better,” she added.
Spaniard Eladio Sanchez rides for the tongue-twisting Portuguese Continental Centro Cilismo De Loule – Louletano team. He declined comment on the legal action by the podium girls.
A recent trend in pro cycling, podium girls are now bringing their own lawsuits against doping violators who undermine the credibility of sexy girls who kiss winners.