Andy Schleck Passes Contador On The Descent

Posted: January 27, 2011 in Bike Stories

Spanish cycling officials have successfully wrestled every instinct to look the other way and finally proposed a one-year ban for Alberto Contador for failing a Tour de France doping test.

If adopted by the UCI, Contador would lose the 2010 Tour title because of the positive clenbuterol result he blames on contaminated meat.

Clenbuterol is banned because it causes an increase in aerobic capacity, central nervous system stimulation, and an increase in blood pressure and oxygen transportation. It increases the rate at which body fat is metabolized, simultaneously increasing the body’s BMR.

I don’t know about you, but it sounds to me like Clenbuterol may help a cyclist improve performance.  Except that, in this case, Alberto says he just happened to be near Spain and asked his team soigneur to get him some of that incredibly good Spanish beef for dinner following a Tour stage.  So the guy dutifully drives to Spain to pick up a steak for Bert – not anyone else on the team, just Bert.  And, this steak just happened to be tainted with Clenbuterol.

Every cyclist has claimed some crazy, far fetched story as to why they failed a test.  But, you have to give a high score for creativity to Bert on this one.

Once again I say, I do not like Bert.  He is a tool.  A one year ban does not seem like enough and I hope the UCI reminds the Spanish Cycling Federation about the need to protect the sport not just individual riders.

It is, however, poetic justice that he is being stripped of his title.  He completely took advantage of Andy Schleck when he dropped his chain on the “Jalabert” climb last year.

I say, Congratulations Andy On Your Tour de France Victory!

Oh, and later Bert..

 

Previous Post About Our Friend Bert:

Tools Eat Beef

Amoral Victory

Gaining A Great Chance To Win Vs Losing The Chance To Win Greatly

Contador Is A Tool

 

 

 

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Comments
  1. carol says:

    I don’t know about you, but I want some of that shit!

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