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Was Contador doped?

Was Contador doped?

After a drawn-out and controversial case, Spanish professional cyclist Alberto Contador has been found guilty of doping and banned from the sport for two years. Contador claims the clenbuterol in his body was the result of eating contaminated Spanish beef.

Does Alberto Contador have kids?

Luca Contador
Alberto Contador/Children

Why is Alberto Contador called El Pistolero?

The Spanish king of the mountains Alberto Contador has never liked mediocrity. El Pistolero, a nickname he got as a professional cyclist because he celebrated his victories like a gunfighter, has never been big on tactics or saving ammunition. When his clip was full, he’d fire all the bullets.

Does Alberto Contador speak English?

Contador rarely speaks in English because he claims he does not want to be misunderstood. However he agreed to speak briefly to Cyclingnews on the final day of the Giro d’Italia.

What did Contador test positive for?

Contador, a Spaniard formerly on the Astana team, could lose the title he won this year and face a two-year suspension. He learned about the positive test for the banned drug clenbuterol, a weight-loss and muscle-building drug, on Aug. 24, nearly a month after winning the Tour, the statement said.

What is Alberto Contador doing now?

He finished his career with three overall wins in that race, and two apiece in both the Giro d’Italia and the Tour de France. He now spends his time mostly working with his Alberto Contador Foundation under-23 team and also campaigning for stroke awareness, having almost lost his life to one in 2004.

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What is Alberto Contador famous for?

Alberto Contador, (born December 6, 1982, Madrid, Spain), Spanish cyclist who twice won the Tour de France (2007, 2009) and had a third Tour victory (2010) stripped from him after he was found guilty of doping.

Is Alberto Contador married?

Macarena Pescadorm. 2011
Alberto Contador/Spouse

Why did Alberto Contador drugs?

The Spaniard, 29, was found guilty of doping after testing positive for clenbuterol during the 2010 Tour. He has maintained that the failed test was a result of eating contaminated meat. Andy Schleck of Luxembourg, who finished second to Contador in the 2010 Tour de France, is set to be elevated to champion.

Why do cyclists use clenbuterol?

While some dispute the benefits of clenbuterol for cyclists, it has been on the WADA’s list of prohibited substances for many years. It is an anabolic agent that helps reduce fat, while building muscle mass, although some athletes use it to keep their weight down.

Who is the best cyclist right now?

Current world rankings

Rank Rider Team
1 Wout van Aert Team Jumbo–Visma
2 Tadej Pogačar UAE Team Emirates
3 Primož Roglič Team Jumbo–Visma
4 Julian Alaphilippe Deceuninck–Quick-Step