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Old 11-26-12, 01:06
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Intersting, but he still excuses himself as a wronged athlete!

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Intersting, but he still excuses himself as a wronged athlete!

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/cont...or-dope-cheats
It was an incredibly weak sauce thing they banned him on.
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It was an incredibly weak sauce thing they banned him on.
If that's how you feel then you haven't done your homework.
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Is this like that time he said he had always surrounded himself by people who opposed doping?
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It was an incredibly weak sauce thing they banned him on.
Is that why they banned him for 2 years? Ah, now I see....
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Old 11-26-12, 06:49
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If that's how you feel then you haven't done your homework.
He was banned because he couldn't prove the steak theory was the most likely theory. CAS ruled a contaminated supplement was the most likely source. I can understand some people think it is an incredibly "weak sauce thing"
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In an interview with French tv Alberto said that he is all for zero tolerance and that there is no place in cycling for liars and cheaters. And he also said that he has never done anything against the rules and that his comments about Armstrong were misinterpreted.
When he said he was for zero tolerance, the French commentator pointed out that this anti-doping stance was most likely motivated by the fact that Saxo is no longer Pro tour and dependant on an invitation for the TDF and that an agressive anti-doping position would be required to appeal to ASO.

Contador did say that his earlier comments about Armstrong were misinterpreted, again so he could be seen as an anti-doping kind of guy.

Contador also said that if Armstrong was found guilty of what he did, then he deserved his punishment. On the other hand, he said he had never doped himself despite having been found guilty of such and sanctioned accordingly. I interpret this as "zero tolerance, except for me". Pretty twisted logic.

I am not sure how many he convinced, clearly the journalist doing the interview wasn't, going by his comments added after the interview.

There was a photo of Pepi Martin in the background during part of the interview, and the interviewer pointed out he was Contador's ex-preparer. Didn't leave Contador's "I have never doped" declaration with much credibility.
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Is that why they banned him for 2 years? Ah, now I see....
1 year if a person can prove no significant fault or negligence. No ban if a person can prove no fault or negligence. Note the word "prove". If one fails to do this it's two years
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When he said he was for zero tolerance, the French commentator pointed out that this anti-doping stance was most likely motivated by the fact that Saxo is no longer Pro tour and dependant on an invitation for the TDF and that an agressive anti-doping position would be required to appeal to ASO.

Contador did say that his earlier comments about Armstrong were misinterpreted, again so he could be seen as an anti-doping kind of guy.

Contador also said that if Armstrong was found guilty of what he did, then he deserved his punishment. On the other hand, he said he had never doped himself despite having been found guilty of such and sanctioned accordingly. I interpret this as "zero tolerance, except for me". Pretty twisted logic.

I am not sure how many he convinced, clearly the journalist doing the interview wasn't, going by his comments added after the interview.

There was a photo of Pepi Martin in the background during part of the interview, and the interviewer pointed out he was Contador's ex-preparer. Didn't leave Contador's "I have never doped" declaration with much credibility.
Ah the French were being total *******s again. Typical Anyway we already knew the French hate Alberto, because he's Spanish or because whatever the **** else
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Is that why they banned him for 2 years? Ah, now I see....
No, that is why the 2015 WADA code review has proposals for flexible and proportionate sanctions, rather than an inflexible 'one fits all' system.
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