Tour de France champion Alberto Contador tests positive for stimulant

Tour de France champion Alberto Contador tests positive for stimulant

The sample was taken during this year’s race. He has scheduled a news conference is scheduled for Thursday and is expected to explain how clenbuterol got into his system.

Reigning Tour de France champion Alberto Contador tested positive for the banned stimulant clenbuterol during this year’s race, a spokesman confirmed Wednesday. The Spanish cycling star has scheduled a news conference for Thursday in his hometown of Pinto.

A statement from the spokesman, obtained by Cycling News and VeloNews, said the three-time Tour winner has consulted experts who “agreed … this is a food contamination case.”

Clenbuterol, used by asthma patients, is on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s list of banned substances and is also banned by the international cycling organization that sets Tour anti-doping rules.

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