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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-29-10 08:31 PM
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Alberto Contador tests positive to banned substance

Alberto Contador of team Astana celebrates with his traditional pistol pose after winning this year's Tour de France.
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Tour de France champion Alberto Contador has tested positive to a banned substance in news that will send shockwaves through the cycling world.

Contador - who has won three Tour de France championships tested positive on July 21 this year with the analysis revealing traces of the banned clenbuterol.

Contador has blamed food contamination for his positive test result.

More: http://www.smh.com.au/sport/cycling/alberto-contador-te...
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a la izquierda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-29-10 08:40 PM
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1. dude, i'm so bummed...
i'm a huge contador fan. my husband read me the article and my heart sank.
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Poiuyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-29-10 10:16 PM
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2. Is there anyone who is clean in that sport?
I used to love following cycling. Now it's like professional wrestling.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-29-10 10:38 PM
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3. So he was cutting weight in June.
Right before the Tour started. He's a pro? How stupid can a person be?

Allegedly, of course.
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Condem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-29-10 11:55 PM
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4. What the fuck??
We knew about Landis just days after in '05. What the fuck took so long? You get to this level you dope. Simple as that.
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wilt the stilt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-30-10 05:30 AM
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5. Cycling has been rife with PED's for years
As early as the sixties they were trying different drugs. That is why Lance doing them means nothing. They are all doing it.
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-30-10 09:23 AM
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6. He's from Spain, right? Read where in I think 2006 a doctor's office was raided
and found equipose (sp?) and name after name of Spanish cyclists and tennis players (yeah, Nadal's the next to be found out) but not much has come out because the whole mess is tied up in the courts, and I'm sure Spain is not gonna be quick to name names...this could be the tip of the iceberg.
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a la izquierda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-30-10 09:25 AM
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7. yes and it's operacin puerto you're thinking of
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-30-10 09:27 AM
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8. Thanks...NOW operacion puerto sounds familiar!
I just think we're dealing with doping on a wdiespread level in prettymuch every sport these days.
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a la izquierda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-30-10 09:33 AM
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9. yeah...
it sucks for riders who compete and don't dope. as soon as my husband told me what he was allegedly using, my reaction was "that's a broncho-dilator." (i'm an asthmatic) it's obvious why one would need a broncho-dilator in the mountains.
funnily enough, my doctor will NOT prescribe me certain drugs as soon as i get my cycling license next year. her thought is she doesn't care if i'm competing locally or not, drug bans are drug bans. and i'll probably be competing for my university, so then what i put in my body will be a factor, just like any collegiate football player.
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-30-10 10:10 AM
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10. Better to play it safe...
you often hear about athletes who are taking certain meds legitiamtely because of some ailment, but then they have to go through the hassle of proving that, and once the allegation is made,his/her name is never really cleared.
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