Michael Rogers Blames Contaminated Food For Positive Test

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SYDNEY, Dec 19, 2013 (AFP) - Australian triple world time-trial champion Michael Rogers claims contaminated food may have caused him to test positive for the banned substance clenbuterol, his Saxo-Tinkoff team said. World governing body the International Cycling Union (UCI) on Wednesday provisionally suspended Rogers and Belgian Jonathan Breyne over alleged doping offenses. In a … [Read more...]

Michael Rogers Has Adverse Analytical Finding For Clenbuterol

Today, Michael Rogers has been advised by the UCI that he returned an adverse analytical finding for clenbuterol in an A-sample taken in connection with Japan Cup on the 20th October 2013. Michael Rogers immediately informed Saxo-Tinkoff's management about the notification from the UCI. The Australian explained to the team management that he never ingested the substance knowingly nor … [Read more...]

Contador Vows To Pursue Career Despite Doping Ban

Written by: Daniel Silva Pinto, Spain, Feb 7, 2012 - An indignant two-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador said on Tuesday he "totally disagreed" with his two-year doping ban and vowed to pursue his career at the highest level. "I am going to continue cycling. I am going to continue practicing it cleanly, the way I have my entire life," he told a news conference at a … [Read more...]

Contador Faces Uncertain Future As Ban Hits Home

Written by: Justin Davis PARIS, Feb 6, 2012 (AFP) - After threatening to retire from cycling if he was to ever be handed a drugs ban, the future now looks uncertain for former Tour de France champion Alberto Contador. Contador, a three-time winner of the world's toughest bike race, was on Monday handed a two-year ban from the sport in relation to a positive test for the … [Read more...]

Spaniards Fuming Over Contador Doping Sanction

Written by: Christophe Lehousse PINTO, Spain, Feb 6, 2012 (AFP) - Outraged Spaniards rallied behind three-times Tour de France champion Alberto Contador on Monday, decrying his two-year doping suspension as disgraceful and unfair. From his hometown of Pinto south of Madrid to the micro-blogging site of Twitter, indignant fans insisted there was no proof against the rider and … [Read more...]

CAS To Announce Alberto Contador Decision On Monday

PARIS, Feb 5, 2012 (AFP) - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) are due to announce on Monday a verdict on three-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador's doping case, bringing to an end a succession of delays. A verdict was initially set for mid-January, but the Lausanne-based CAS opted to delay the ruling, blaming the delay on media allegations of bias against the three-man … [Read more...]

CAS Will Delay The Contador Never Ending Doping Verdict

PARIS, 16 Jan 2012 - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) expects to announce their verdict on three-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador's doping case "during the week of January 31," the organization said Monday. A verdict was initially set for mid-January, but CAS opted to delay the ruling, blaming the delay because of media allegations of bias against the three-man … [Read more...]

Alberto Contador Doping Decision Due Mid January By CAS

PARIS, Dec 21, 2011 - Three-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador will find out "between January 15 and 20" whether he is to be handed a doping ban from cycling, a top official was reported as saying Wednesday. Contador, the standout stage racer of his generation, was cleared of any wrongdoing by the Spanish cycling federation (RFEC) earlier this year despite testing positive for … [Read more...]

Contador at CAS To Battle 2010 Doping Charges

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Nov 21, 2011 (AFP) - Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador arrived Monday to fight a bid by cycling's governing body to impose a doping ban which could strip him of his 2010 Tour de France win. The three-time Tour de France champion is to plead his case at the Lausanne-based Court of Arbitration for Sports, which has been charged with examining if minute traces of … [Read more...]

Contador CAS Hearing Dates Fixed For November

PARIS, Aug 27, 2011 (AFP) - The twice-postponed doping hearing concerning Spanish three-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador will take place from November 21-24, world sport's top court The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) announced on Saturday. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and world cycling's governing body UCI are appealing against the Spanish cycling federation's (RFEC) … [Read more...]