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Saxo Bank Response to Contador Suspension
By Staff
Date: 9/30/2010
Saxo Bank Response to Contador Suspension

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
30.09 11:53

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 France.

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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