Three-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador has claimed he is the victim of contaminated food after testing positive for a banned drug.
The muscle-building and fat-burning drug clenbuterol was detected in his system during this year’s Tour, which Contador went on to win.
We sent our reporters out onto the streets to find out what you thought about the latest doping scandal to hit the sport of cycling.
|“To be honest, if I had to spend a month in France I’d want to be doped up to the eyeballs too.”|
Brenda Smith, Travel Writer
|“This sort of thing can easily happen, like I told the tax man, someone put all that undeclared income in my bank account to make it look like I was cheating the system.”|
Dave Shute, Window Cleaner
|“Of course they’re all doped up. Have you ever ridden a bike? I took mine to the shops yesterday and was sweating like Josef Fritzl on through the keyhole for over an hour.”|
Mike Dobson, Courier
|“That’s not cheating. Jumping out from the crowd with your bike with just 100 yards to go – now that’s cheating.“|
Sheila Williams, Bookie