This is what you get when you're doping.
What we don't understand is this: it's illegal. People get caught and banned for it ALL THE TIME. Why would anyone risk it, especially when you want to have a clean win?
Isn't a clean win ideal??
Alberto Contador has been stripped of his 2010 Tour de France title and BANNED for two years from the event.
He had originally claimed that he tested positive for clenbuterol because he had consumed "contaminated meat" on a rest day. The excuse had originally exonerated him.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport called bullshizz on that, though, and upheld appeals by the International Cycling Union and World Anti-Doping Agency that challenged the original exoneration.
They DID backdate the punishment, though, and he'll be able to race again this year — but not until after the TdF and Olympics. Whomp whomp!
This is what you get when you dope!
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