Saxo Bank Response to Contador Suspension
The team that set the model for anti-doping team testing and Biological Passport
responds to Contador's suspension and UCI statement
Team Saxo Bank Press Release
This morning, the UCI confirmed that Alberto Contador returned an adverse
analytical finding for clenbuterol following the analysis of urine samples taken
during an in competition test on July 21st, the second rest day of the Tour de
Riis Cycling's management team is reviewing this situation as information
becomes available. The UCI has communicated, “This case required further
scientific investigation before any conclusion could be drawn.” As the UCI works
with WADA to analyze the relevant elements of this case, Riis Cycling will
refrain from drawing conclusions or discussing possible consequences. It is Riis
Cycling's hope that this case can be resolved in a orderly and timely fashion as
it is in the best interests of all parties involved that the proper conclusions
are drawn within a reasonable period of time.
Riis Cycling has always held a very strong stance against doping in our
sport. The team has been at the forefront of the fight against doping,
implementing the first private anti-doping program to be certified by WADA. The
origins of the UCI's current Biological Passport can be found in Riis Cycling's
original anti-doping program. The team has had and will continue to have the
position that cheating of any form will not be tolerated as it goes against our
core values and the desire for a clean sport.
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