Alberto Contador

Alberto Contador, the 2007 Tour winner, has declared that he is innocent of all possible charges of doping. Speaking in a press conference in Madrid on Friday, Contador said he had never taken banned drugs and had won the Tour this year clean.

Accompanied at the conference by his Discovery Channel directeur sportif, Johan Bruyneel, a number of his relatives, and the Spanish Secretary for Sport, Jaime Lissavetzky, Contador said he was willing to provide a DNA sample should that prove necessary.

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