Most recent Tour de France winner tests positive during the Tour

The banned substance levels appear to be quite small though his story isn’t the most convincing excuse. What makes it all sound even worse is that he’s known since late August and only now is he planning to schedule a press conference to discuss his side of the story. No matter how you look at it, it doesn’t sound positive for what used to be a great sport. BBC:

Cyclist Alberto Contador, winner of the 2010 Tour de France, has said he has tested positive for a banned substance.

Contador’s press officer said he had tested positive for clenbuterol during a rest on the Tour in July.

In a statement, the spokesman added that the Spanish rider was the victim of “food contamination” and would hold a news conference later on Thursday.

Cycling’s governing body, UCI, later confirmed that Contador had been provisionally suspended.


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