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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 →

What a surprise, more CAS delays on high profile doping

Velonews reports that CAS is to delay the announcement on their verdict on Jan Ullrich’s involvement in the Operacion Puerto blood doping ring. (CAS to delay Ullrich verdict) The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) notified the 1997 Tour de… 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 →

Valv. (Piti) back in the peloton for 2012

According to Velonews, Alejandro Valverde will be back in the peloton for 2012, riding for Movistar (Valverde confirmed for Movistar return).  Not many of the athletes who deposited blood with Fuentes have ever been properly identified, let alone punished for… Continue reading →

Riccò did self-transfuse…

VeloNews has an article saying that a report in Gazzetta dello Sport says an investigation into disgraced cyclist Riccardo Riccò’s mysterious collapse earlier this year was indeed due to a self-administered blood transfusion  (Probe reveals Ricco self-transfusion – report).  Having… 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 →

Riccò Wants To Make A Comeback

Disgraced cyclist Riccardo Riccò apparently wants to make a comeback to professional cycling (Riccò Wants To Make A Comeback | Cyclingnews.com), having retracted his statement allegedly made while doctors battled to save him from his ‘mystery ailment’.  The statement, of… Continue reading →

EPO & clenbuterol doping ring in Spain.

Road.cc reports that a (or, more accurately, another) major clenbuterol doping ring appears to have been uncovered in Spain (Where’s the beef? Spanish police seize clenbuterol, and not a cow in sight | road.cc).  It’s all highly topical, given Contador’s… Continue reading →

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