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Charges upheld against doctors in cycling doping case

Updated: July 20, 2006, 7:04 PM ET
Associated Press

MADRID, Spain -- A Spanish judge upheld charges Thursday against two doctors at the center of a major doping investigation in cycling.

The two doctors, Eufemiano Fuentes and Jose Merino Batres, reiterated their innocence while the court upheld the charges of crimes against public health.

It is up to the provincial court to decide whether to order the doctors to stand trial or to drop the case.

Five people -- including Fuentes and Merino Batres -- were arrested and charged in ...

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