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Ivan Basso, Joerg Jaskche testify

Updated: February 11, 2013, 4:39 PM ET
Associated Press

MADRID -- Two-time Giro d'Italia champion Ivan Basso told a Spanish court Monday he paid the doctor at the center of the Operation Puerto doping scandal for treatment because he thought it would help him win the Tour de France.

Basso told Judge Julia Santamaria that he agreed to a complex treatment with Eufemiano Fuentes that cost $94,000 for one year in 2005, adding he knew it was "not a good thing to do."

Basso, who drew a two-year doping suspension in 2007, said he paid Fuentes ...

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