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Uci give us a sensational news during the worlds,what a coincidence...in fact there is no official positive test,only an abnormal analyse result,if it's positive tell us,if it's not shut up and don't taint his name,what a shame!!!!
 
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mulletCobra said:
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Assuming you aint trolling around, what is the biochemical effect of the pork on the clen?
 
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Berzin said:
I hate to break it to you anti-doping yahoos, but the amount of clenbutarol found is so small as to be of absolutely no benefit in a race like the Tour.

Nice try, though.

The plausible case is that Contador's rest day blood bag contained trace amounts of clenbutarol. This drug is useful for recovery but does not leave the body quickly enough to risk taking it during the tour. They would have been careful to wait long enough after taking the drug to extract blood - but did not realize testing for minute amounts has advanced.

This is similar to the Landis case. He clearly had synthetic testosterone in his body - given his denials even after admitting all, a contaminated blood bag is the logical reasoning.

Consider Contador's defense. They've had a month to work on it and add all the names & details. It's not quite as elaborate as the Landis whiskey story, but they were also given lots of time to develop it:

- it wasn't French beef, the meat was brought from Spain (they probably checked that French cattle is not given clenbutarol)

- they were able to find and name the person who verifiably traveled up from Spain, conveniently just before the test and brought the meat

- Vino, the only other person tested, did not eat the meat as he had a dinner earlier in the day

Unless Contador's attorneys can debunk the blood bag theory as another possible explanation, he's toast.
 

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The plausible case is that Contador's rest day blood bag contained trace amounts of clenbutarol. This drug is useful for recovery but does not leave the body quickly enough to risk taking it during the tour. They would have been careful to wait long enough after taking the drug to extract blood - but did not realize testing for minute amounts has advanced.

This is similar to the Landis case. He clearly had synthetic testosterone in his body - given his denials even after admitting all, a contaminated blood bag is the logical reasoning.

Consider Contador's defense. They've had a month to work on it and add all the names & details. It's not quite as elaborate as the Landis whiskey story, but they were also given lots of time to develop it:

- it wasn't French beef, the meat was brought from Spain (they probably checked that French cattle is not given clenbutarol)

- they were able to find and name the person who verifiably traveled up from Spain, conveniently just before the test and brought the meat

- Vino, the only other person tested, did not eat the meat as he had a dinner earlier in the day

Unless Contador's attorneys can debunk the blood bag theory as another possible explanation, he's toast.

good post - agreed re the parallels to Landis case. Will be interesting to see if there's a double standard.
 
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