Alberto Contador cleared after drug detection scandal
Feb 16 2011
Last July, a drug detection test found traces of anabolic agent Clenbuterol - which helps with body fat reduction and can improve aerobic capacity - in the Spaniard's system.
He was suspended, with the case coming to light in September, but the 28-year-old maintained the adverse finding was due to contaminated meat he had eaten while on tour.
A spokesman for Contador has now confirmed the athlete will not face a ban and the cyclist himself stated on his Saxo Bank-Sungard team's website that he is "relieved and obviously happy".
"It has been some very stressful months for me, but throughout the case I have been totally available for all inquiries in relation to my case," he added.
This came after fellow cyclist David Garcia received a two-year ban after drug detection procedures found prohibited blood booster erythropoietin in a sample.
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