Contador's clenbuterol case in brief

Alberto Contador, Giro d'Italia 2011

On November 21, 2011, Alberto Contador's positive test for banned substance clenbuterol at the 2010 Tour de France was brought before a panel at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland, to determine whether the Spaniard should be suspended from competition.

As positive dope tests go, the case has been a complicated one. Contador tested positive for a minute dose of clenbuterol and has staunchly maintained that he must have ingested the substance unwittingly via a beef steak tainted with the substance.

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Nigel Wynn
Former Associate Editor

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.