Merckx questions Contador doping case

Eddy Merckx

Cycling legend Eddy Merckx has questioned the details around Alberto Contador's positive Clenbuterol doping control at the Tour de France.

"I am not a doctor, I don't understand. You would need to be a specialist to give your opinion on this case," Merckx told Italy's La Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper. "However, the control was in July, the test showed positive in August, the news comes out at the end of September, more than two months after the control. It seems very strange to me."

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.