Wow, who would have thought? The Spanish cycling federation (RFEC) has cleared three-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador of knowingly using banned drugs, his lawyer said Tuesday. “We can confirm the dropping (of the case),” the lawyer, Andy Ramos, told reporters. “At this time, Alberto can race and justice has been done.” The International [...]
So, it seems that it was too good to be true. Tour de France champion Alberto Contador has been told of his punishment for his positive drugs test from the 2010 race, the Spanish cycling federation announced on Wednesday. Spain’s sports media reported Tuesday that the rider may be suspended for one year over his positive doping test at last year’s event.
A study by the World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) has found no evidence to support Alberto Contador’s claim that contaminated meat was responsible for his positive doping test, a Spanish newspaper said Wednesday.
The Tour de France champion was provisionally suspended following a positive test for a tiny amount of clenbuterol, a banned weight loss/muscle-building drug.
A urine sample taken from three-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador showed abnormally high levels of plastic residues that could indicate he received a transfusion of his own blood during this year’s race, a person with knowledge of the test results told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
Contador, who has previously denied receiving a transfusion, was provisionally suspended by the international cycling federation last week after a small amount of the banned drug clenbuterol was discovered in one of his samples by a laboratory in Cologne, Germany.
Three-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador of Spain was suspended on Thursday after failing a dope test, in the latest drug scandal to hit cycling’s most prestigious event.
The cycling superstar, who won his third yellow jersey at the end of July’s three-week epic, announced that he had tested positive for clenbuterol, a banned substance, but blamed it on food contamination.
The International Cycling Union (UCI) swiftly announced he had been provisionally suspended.
Tour de France champion Alberto Contador has joined Denmark’s Saxo Bank team on a two-year contract, team manager Bjarne Riis said on Tuesday.
“I am proud and honoured that I am able to introduce Alberto Contador to our team next year,” Riis told a news conference. “It is an impossible opportunity that has occurred and that we are able to realise.”
World time trial champion Fabian Cancellara proved once again that he is still the best there is. The Swiss Saxo Bank rider covered the 52 kilometres from Bordeaux to Pauillac in 1:00:56.
Alberto Contador (Astana) and Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank) once again delivered an exciting duel for the overall win in the Tour de France, with the Spaniard narrowly holding on to his lead in the final time trial of this year’s race
Mark Cavendish claimed his 14th career success on the Tour de France Friday after coasting to victory in a bunch finish to the 18th stage over 198km from Salies-de-Bearn to Bordeaux.
Spaniard Alberto Contador retained the yellow jersey with his eight-second lead on Andy Schleck still intact, a day ahead of the race’s final time trial over 52km.