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Astana desperate to keep Alberto Contador reports that the Belgian press claim that Astana are offering Alberto Contador a huge wad to stay with the team for four years (Astana offer Contador up to €8 million per year).  This is apparently double what Contador has… 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 →

EPO & clenbuterol doping ring in Spain. 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 |  It’s all highly topical, given Contador’s… Continue Reading →

Operación Puerto – damp squib

Oh dear. reports that the investigation into one of the biggest sporting doping scandals in recent years has fizzled out like a damp squib (Operación Puerto: Case Closed |  Despite there being freezers with bags of easily identifiable… Continue Reading →

Blood doper Vinokourov back in action?

The Astana professional cycling team has certainly been an interesting team this year.  From the reappearance of Armstrong (for me, an unexpected force at the Tour de France), and the subsequent soap opera that ensued as Armstrong and Contador jockeyed… Continue Reading →

UCI seeks to extend dope cheat Vinokourov's ban

When Astana rider Alxender Vinokourov was busted from the 2007 Tour de France for a pretty obvious case of blood doping, he received an astonishingly light 12 month ban from the Kazakhstan cycling federation.  A UCI challenge to the lack… Continue Reading →

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