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Alberto Contador tests positive for clenbuterol

Postby redcorpsjames » Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:58 am

Looks like Contador is in a bit of trouble
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/alberto ... lenbuterol
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Re: Alberto Contador tests positive for clenbuterol

Postby The Womble » Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:17 am

I bloody well knew it. Cadel wins tour by default Boooyahhhh!!! :D
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Re: Alberto Contador tests positive for clenbuterol

Postby sogood » Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:27 am

Wow! Looks like the pistolero has backfired! :shock:

Well, Andy Schleck will take the TdF 2010 crown...
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Re: Alberto Contador tests positive for clenbuterol

Postby MichaelB » Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:35 am

Hehehe, "oh, but it's food contamination".....

It will be interesting to see what comes of this, and the effect it has on the new Bjarne team.....
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Re: Alberto Contador tests positive for clenbuterol

Postby The Womble » Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:36 am

Nooooo. Theyll ban him for being in the same ad :P
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Re: Alberto Contador tests positive for clenbuterol

Postby JV911 » Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:47 am

cant be good for cycling :( :( :(

http://www.smh.com.au/sport/cycling/alb ... 15y37.html

Tour de France champion Alberto Contador has reportedly tested positive to a banned steroid in news that will send shockwaves through the cycling world.

Contador - who has won three Tour de France championships – reportedly tested positive on July 21 this year with the analysis revealing traces of the banned steroid clenbuterol.

Contador has blamed food contamination for his positive test result.

Advertisement: Story continues belowIn a statement released by Contador's publicist, the cyclist will hold a press conference to address the allegations in Pinto, Spain at midday local time (8pm AEST).

"Alberto Contador is affected by a doping control at the last Tour de France on July 21, where it was found the substance clenbuterol," the statement said.

"From the time of the first communication from the UCI, August 24, Alberto Contador alleged food contamination as the only possible explanation of what happened and has been turned over to the cyclist authorities since then in the confidence that this very serius (sic) problem could be clarified, which now is plubic (sic).

"The experts consulted so far have agreed also that this is a food contamination case, especially considering the number of tests passed by Alberto Contador during the Tour de France, making it possible to define precisely both the time the emergence of the substance as the tiny amount detected, ruling out any other source or intentionality.

Australia's Cadel Evans finished second to Contador in the 2007 Tour de France.

Under testing guidelines, Contador allowed to request retesting of a second sample.
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Re: Alberto Contador tests positive for clenbuterol

Postby sogood » Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:51 am

Micro-dosing and food contamination goes well as a media package. 8)

I want to know what food I should eat to also micro-dose up on clenbuterol, but can't quite see what micro doses of clenbuterol can do for me... :wink:
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Re: Alberto Contador tests positive for clenbuterol

Postby sogood » Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:58 am

The Womble wrote:Nooooo. Theyll ban him for being in the same ad :P

Must be in the deep fried turkey...
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Re: Alberto Contador tests positive for clenbuterol

Postby The Womble » Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:00 am

I think Twitter is going to go into melt-down today
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Re: Alberto Contador tests positive for clenbuterol

Postby Chops » Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:24 am

Wasn't exactly a surprise though was it?
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Re: Alberto Contador tests positive for clenbuterol

Postby WarrenH » Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:30 am

What? El Pistolero has been busted ... no way, he's the honest bloke who dobbed all of his mates in during Operación Puerto. There is no way he's a cheat, there must be a mistake.

He may have just gone to Dr Fuentes place for dinner and not realized ... that every morsel is contaminated over there.

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Re: Alberto Contador tests positive for clenbuterol

Postby CommuRider » Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:32 am

The Womble wrote:I think Twitter is going to go into melt-down today


No announcement yet from him. Twitter account: @albertocontador

Tweets to Alberto: http://twitter.com/#search?q=%40albertocontador
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Re: Alberto Contador tests positive for clenbuterol

Postby Christine Tham » Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:59 am

To paraphrase "When Harry Met Sally":
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Re: Alberto Contador tests positive for clenbuterol

Postby The Womble » Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:42 pm

Alberto banned effective the 28/9. 2nd sample also tested positive
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Re: Alberto Contador tests positive for clenbuterol

Postby MichaelB » Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:01 pm

The Womble wrote:Alberto banned effective the 28/9. 2nd sample also tested positive


He has been 'suspended' based on the +ve test which is std practice.

It remains to be seen whether he can worm his way out of it or not. The reported level in his blood is pretty low though.
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Re: Alberto Contador tests positive for clenbuterol

Postby h3ndry » Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:11 pm

The amount found was 50 picograms, which is apparently 400x less than what WADA must be able to detect.

I wouldn't quite flog the horses yet.
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Re: Alberto Contador tests positive for clenbuterol

Postby Addict » Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:22 pm

sorry to beg the obvious.. but WT? is a picogram?! :mrgreen:
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Re: Alberto Contador tests positive for clenbuterol

Postby Chops » Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:22 pm

MichaelB wrote:
The Womble wrote:Alberto banned effective the 28/9. 2nd sample also tested positive


He has been 'suspended' based on the +ve test which is std practice.

It remains to be seen whether he can worm his way out of it or not. The reported level in his blood is pretty low though.


Microdosing is a well known strategy across all sports, and across many substances.

Take a small amount of testosterone in a heavy weights cycle, and you wont be detected.

The only time a drug level should come into account is when it passes a mandated threshold level. I don't take it he was prescribed this, so I doubt whether the amount would / should come into play.
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Re: Alberto Contador tests positive for clenbuterol

Postby Chops » Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:28 pm

h3ndry wrote:The amount found was 50 picograms, which is apparently 400x less than what WADA must be able to detect.

I wouldn't quite flog the horses yet.


And it breaks down to 4 ng/ml

The threshold for clenbuterol being 2 ng / ml

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Re: Alberto Contador tests positive for clenbuterol

Postby trailgumby » Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:33 pm

Interesting information on Clenbuterol here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clenbuterol

Not hard to see why it's banned.
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Re: Alberto Contador tests positive for clenbuterol

Postby cpical » Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:39 pm

Addict wrote:sorry to beg the obvious.. but WT? is a picogram?! :mrgreen:



1 kilogram (kg) = 1000 g
1 g = 1000 mg
1 mg = 1000 µg (microg)
1 µg = 1000 ng (nanog)
1 ng = 1000 pg (picog)

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Re: Alberto Contador tests positive for clenbuterol

Postby Chops » Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:41 pm

Chops wrote:
h3ndry wrote:The amount found was 50 picograms, which is apparently 400x less than what WADA must be able to detect.

I wouldn't quite flog the horses yet.


And it breaks down to 4 ng/ml

The threshold for clenbuterol being 2 ng / ml

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May have converted wrong.

I think it is .04 ng / ml
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Re: Alberto Contador tests positive for clenbuterol

Postby /\ |_ | » Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:42 pm

Addict wrote:sorry to beg the obvious.. but WT? is a picogram?! :mrgreen:


0.000 000 000 05gram or 50 trillionth of a gram
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Re: Alberto Contador tests positive for clenbuterol

Postby JV911 » Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:44 pm

trailgumby wrote:Not hard to see why it's banned.


except that it is an "approved for use in some countries as a bronchodilator for asthma patients" and "in September 2006 over 330 people in Shanghai were reported to have been poisoned by eating pork contaminated by clenbuterol that had been fed to the animals to keep their meat lean"...maybe alberto likes pork chops too!
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Re: Alberto Contador tests positive for clenbuterol

Postby h3ndry » Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:49 pm

JV911 wrote:
trailgumby wrote:Not hard to see why it's banned.


except that it is an "approved for use in some countries as a bronchodilator for asthma patients" and "in September 2006 over 330 people in Shanghai were reported to have been poisoned by eating pork contaminated by clenbuterol that had been fed to the animals to keep their meat lean"...maybe alberto likes pork chops too!


Fuyu Li got done for the same thing, at nearly the same value (probably the limit of observability). I don't think he was suspended
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