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Tour de France Winner Tests Positive for Banned Substance

September 30, 2010

Alberto Contador won the Tour de France in July, but during the race, he tested positive for a banned substance. He’ll be suspended for two years from competition, and Tour officials will meet to determine whether or not to strip Contador of the win.

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  1. September 30, 2010 11:31 am

    The suspension is provisional, not automatic, pending completion of an investigation. The amount of clenbuterol found was minuscule, and there is prior precedent which supports Contador’s food contamination defence. I find it very odd the UCI chose to go public with half an investigation today, over two months after the original test and over a month after informing Contador.

    I have no great love for Contador, but I can’t help but feel he has been hung out to dry here.

    http://thearmchairsportsfan.com/2010/09/30/is-contadors-doping-suspension-much-ado-about-almost-nothing/

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