WADA dismisses Contador's clenbuterol claims

Cameron Diaz, Alberto Contador and Tom Cruise, Tour de France 2010, stage 18

The head of the World Anti-Doping Agency has dismissed Alberto Contador's claim that his clenbuterol positive during the Tour de France was a result of eating tainted meat.

David Howman, director general of WADA, gave a press conference on Wednesday during which he said that tainted meat had been used as an excuse for clenbuterol positives in the past.

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Nigel Wynn
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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, 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, CyclingWeekly.com 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.