Jacinto Vidarte journalist, press officer of Alberto Contador, revealed yesterday in the newspaper As Alberto Contador is in possession of the ticket certifying that José Luis López Cerrón bought a steak in Irun on the day which he did control Doping in which tested positive for clenbuterol. http://thecyclingsideoftheforce.blogspot.com/
"The acquisition is fully accredited," he said Vidal, who commented that the Astana team sought and found a receipt in the spending bills that the team performed during the last Tour.
Alberto Contador's explanation of what happened is that Lopez Cerron, organizer of the Tour of Castilla and León, bought the fillet in Irun at the request of his friend Paco Olalla, chef of Astana. "I know that the story is true, because it was I who bought the meat," Lopez said yesterday at Ace Cerrón
Counter contends that belonged to a beef tenderloin treated with clenbuterol and therefore its positive was only 50 picograms of the substance.
Obviously, the rider can not provide the flesh as evidence in disciplinary proceedings that will open the Spanish Cycling Federation, at the request of the International Cycling Union (UCI), but the ticket would serve to give credibility to his argument about the origin of clenbuterol.
The Basque government stressed yesterday that the meat sold in Euskadi is monitored to avoid the use of clenbuterol or other banned substances, but regrets that the same will happen with meat from other countries.
Moreover, the rider's environment was yesterday pleased to see that the dossier prepared by the UCI and WADA focuses on the hypothesis of food contamination as a reasonable scientific explanation to justify the presence of the tiny amount of clenbuterol in rider's body.