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21 September 2017 09:03 (South Africa)

Contador tests positive for dope, could lose Tour de France title

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

Alberto Contador, the 2010 winner of the Tour de France (he's won the race two previous times as well), has tested positive for a banned substance called clenbuterol. The drug is used to add muscle and lose weight. Contador has claimed that he ingested the substance accidentally, most likely because of food contamination. Condor is provisionally suspended, and the International Cycling Union is investigating further. If Condor is found guilty he could be stripped of his Tour de France title, as Floyd Landis was in 2006 after testing positive for doping. Read more: New York Times

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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