Mexican beef can be a legitimate excuse for clenbuterol in an athlete's blood sample, the World Anti-Doping Agency said Wednesday. Whether a similar excuse will stand up for the Spanish beef that Alberto Contador claims caused his positive test for the banned substance remains to be seen.
Dear Explainer, A few weeks ago, there was talk that WADA was reconsidering its total ban on clenbuterol and then nothing. What gives? Is the discussion over? If not, and they do allow small traces of clenbuterol, what will that do to the Contador case? Speaking of which, when the heck will that thing ever […]
The World Anti-Doping Agency released a clarification on its stance on the banned substance clenbuterol following a flurry of media reports that hit the web Wednesday. WADA’s science director Dr. Olivier Rabin was quoted by wire services while speaking at a symposium on doping detection. “There are very few cases of clenbuterol so it’s not […]
The World Anti-Doping Agency says it will discuss changes to rules outlining clenbuterol, the substance that’s at the center of the Alberto Contador doping scandal. Officials said that WADA is considering reclassifying the banned anabolic to create a threshold level that would trigger a positive doping case. WADA’s science director Dr. Olivier Rabin, speaking at […]
Word out of the Netherlands is that Dutch rider Rudi van Houts, suspended last year after testing positive for a small amount of clenbuterol, has been cleared to race. Van Houts, a teammate of world XC champ Jose Hermida on the top-ranked Multivan-Merida squad, was able to prove that the clenbuterol came from contaminated meat […]
Three-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador, facing a one-year ban from cycling after testing positive for clenbuterol, has presented his arguments against a suspension to the Spanish cycling federation.
MADRID, Spain (AFP) — A proposal by Spanish cycling chiefs to ban Tour de France champion Alberto Contador for a year would spare him a 3.1-million-euro salary penalty, Spanish media said Thursday. Contador is currently provisionally suspended by the sport’s ruling body, the UCI, following a positive test for the banned stimulant clenbuterol at the […]