Contador might be “innocent”

Okay … I’m not a Contador fan, and it’s doubtful I ever will be … so when I first heard the news about his positive test yesterday, part of me was overjoyed. But now more details are available; specifically the UCI release regarding the positive test, and the levels of Clenbuterol which were detected. “The […]

Contadouche is Contadoper?

Tour de France champion Alberto Contador has scheduled a news conference for Thursday to address reports of an apparent positive test for the bronchodilator clenbuterol. Contador, a three-time winner of the French national tour, apparently tested positive for the drug in tests conducted on the final day of this year’s race and was notified of […]

The Latest on the Doping Front

News from Italy: The Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) announced that the examination of Italian cyclocross rider Vania Rossi’s B sample has returned a negative result for EPO-CERA. CONI released the news on its website on Friday with the statement, “In the B sample analysis for Vania Rossi, conducted in the period from March 29 to […]

Armstrong parts with Catlin

Armstrong parts with Catlin Lance Armstrong has decided to part company with Don Catlin, the doctor intended to conduct an individual anti-doping programme with him during 2009. Consequently, the proposed comprehensive, individual programme will proceed under the guidance of Ramsus Damsgaard, the man responsible for Astana’s internal anti-doping efforts. Bill Stapleton, Armstrong’s long-time agent and […]

Armstrong transparent?

Remember when Lance Armstrong announced his comeback, back in September, and indicated that Don Catlin would be doing a lot of testing and posting results and how visible everything was going to be? Well, today I came across this article on Bikeradar.com; from the same people that bring us Cyclingews.com and ProCycling magazine: Armstrong’s Anti-doping […]