Thursday, September 30, 2010

Così Fan Tutte

Thus do they all.....Così fan tutte.

The disheartening news came late yesterday of Tour de France winner Alberto Contador failing a control carried out on July 21st for the substance clenbuterol during this year's Tour de France. July 21st was the second rest day, July 22nd Contador set up overall victory by finishing in the same time as Schleck on Stage 17 at the summit of the Col du Tourmalet.

Contador, at a press conference today in his hometown, blamed food contamination from beef a friend brought from Spain for dinner on July 20th and again on July 21st.

The UCI has formally and provisionally suspended Contador as is prescribed by the World Anti-Doping Code.

This morning also came news that Ezequiel Mosquera (and David Garcia Da Peña), who inspired fans in the battle with Nibali on the Bola del Mundo tested positive for Hydroxyethyl starch at the Vuelta a España on 16 September 2010.

With apologies to all those that are clean.

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