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Comments on Contador and clenbuterol

Since the judgement was sent down (finally) on Alberto Contador’s clenbuterol case, quite a few stories have emerged detailing commentators’ views on the matter.  The other day the Pez Cycling news website featured a comment article with which I pretty… Continue Reading →

Contador suffers yet another delay to CAS verdict

Cyclingnews.com today reports that yet again Alberto Contador has had a delay in the announcement by CAS of a verdict in his astonishingly long-running doping affair (Contador Verdict Expected Today | Cyclingnews.com). I cannot believe the ineptitude of all concerned… Continue Reading →

Yet more delays for Contador's clenbuterol case

Road.cc reports that Alberto Contador clenbuterol case decision delayed till the end of January.  This is insane.  How long will it take to resolve this situation?  And will a decision that has been delayed for so long really be justice? For… Continue Reading →

Contador, clenbuterol and justice in doping cases

This week, Cyclingnews provided an update of the much-delayed CAS hearing on Alberto Contador’s doping ‘positive’ (Contador Doping Verdict Expected In January | Cyclingnews.com).  More delay in finishing with this bizarre case: Alberto Contador’s fate should be announced in January,… Continue Reading →

CAS and the farce of the Contador clenbuterol case

This is getting ridiculous. Alberto Contador tested positive for a vanishingly small amount of clenbuterol about a year ago. At the time I felt that the small concentration found (which was several orders of magnitude below the testing ability expected… Continue Reading →

Alberto Contador, Clenbuterol and Justice

With news announced this week that the Spanish Cycling Federation is to hand down a one year ban to Alberto Contador for testing positive for clenbuterol in a sample taken during the 2010 Tour de France, I believe there is… Continue Reading →

Alberto Contador and the plasticiser

I’d been pondering the discovery of plasticiser in Alberto Contador’s doping control sample, when I came across an excellent overview at the VeloNews site (The Explainer: Plastics – VeloNews).  It’s well worth reading to put the latest accusation in perspective…. Continue Reading →

More gossip about Contador

Velonews reports more on Contador’s “doping violation” (Former French doping chief says there have been rumors about Contador since July, quoting Pierre Bordry (former head of the French anti-doping agency AFLD) as saying rumours had been flying since July.  Interestingly,… Continue Reading →

Is Alberto Contador really positive for Clenbuterol?

William Fotheringham reports in The Guardian today that Alberto Contador has been provisionally suspended after positive test taken during the second rest day of the 2010 Tour de France (Alberto Contador provisionally suspended after positive test). Apparently traces of the… Continue Reading →

Tour de France Stage 15 "Chaingate" – was Contador right…or wrong?

During Stage 15 of the 2010 Tour de France, Alberto Contador (Astana) took yellow after Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank) suffered an unshipped chain near the top of the major climb of Port de Balès.  Some people reckon this was an… Continue Reading →

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