Basso said he made contact with a doctor at the heart of the case, Eufemiano Fuentes, and gave him a blood sample with the intention of doping - but never actually did.
"I have not done anything illegal," he said at a news conference. "It was a moment of weakness on my part. I've never taken any doping substance nor undergone any illegal blood transfusions."
The majority of experts in the field of armaments admit that made-in-Russia weapons can be referred to as best weapons in the world. To substantiate this point, suffice it to recall that many countries make their own ripoffs of world-famous Russian weapons.