DID CONTADOR WIN …or… CHEAT? (B1)

The Spanish cyclist tested positive for Clenbuterol during the Tour de France which he won.
 


It has been revealed that the winner of the Tour de France, Spain’s Alberto Contador, tested positive for Clenbuterol on the last rest day of the race.

The rider made the finding public himself, and claims that the only way it could have happened from food contamination.

Although levels found were considered to be no more than trace if the cycling controlling body, UCI, decides to take action he could be stripped of the Tour de France win and face a two-year ban from the sport. For now he has been ‘formally and provisionally’ suspended.

Speaking to the press in his home town of Pinto, Madrid, at noon Thursday he said it was like being condemned to the electric chair and not being able to say anything about it.

Read more: http://www.typicallyspanish.com/news/publish/article_27349.shtml#ixzz12pt5AeyK

WHAT DO YOU THINK? DID HE WIN OR CHEAT? IS IT FAIR THE WAY HE´S BEEN TREATED?
IF HE WERE PROVED TO BE GUILTY, WHAT KIND OF PUNISHMENT WOULD BE FAIR?
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Posted on October 20, 2010, in BITS & PIECES. Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. I think que he is innocent, that hi tell the true. The point is the bad things in the meals .

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  2. I hear an interview from him, and he was very angry whit the journalist . He said that he ‘s telling the truth!! because the food was wrong , but I don’t know way? Maybe some bad kind of things add to the meal isn’t?

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  3. HEARD
    with
    way???????
    ADDED TO THE FOOD , WEREN´T THEY?

    I DON´T REALLY KNOW. I CAN´T TELL.
    CARMEN

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  4. I think that he´s telling the truth because he say what so they did not declared innocent “I don´t race more”
    For Contador go in bike is his life so I don´t believe what he cheat.
    At finish they admit what Contador is innocent, the way for apologize with him is with a public apology and a compensation for the bad fame generated .

    DORIS

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  5. because…… (I can’t understand what you mean REWRITE!!)
    Cycling is his life// Going by bike….. that he cheated.
    In the end they admitted that… He deserves a public apology

    REWRITE SOME PARTS OF THE TEXT
    CARMEN

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  6. Encarnacion González González

    I don’t think it’s true. He won .He didn’t cheat because I don’t think a bit quantity could help him to win. I think that it’s publicity.

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  7. I think what he´s innocent because cycling is his life, and he´s ready abandon he want most, if the things are not clarified.
    in the end they admitted that he´s innocent he deserves a public apology.

    DORIS

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  8. I think Contador cheated, but it´s not the unic sportman. I beleave that cheating actions exit in all sports with ” dopping “, especially in cycling which is one of the most difficult sport. Without dopping the cyclists couldn´t make efforts so hard…
    So, if they punish Contador, they have to search seriously dopping products in the others men and punish them too or ban them. But it isn´t possible to do that because finally, it will stay nobody…

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    • ..the only sportsman… I believe
      doping
      difficult sports
      couldn´t make such hard efforts
      …to look into doping products seriously so that other sportsmen are punished or banned from their sport

      IT WILL STAY NOBODY (????) Sorry, but i can´t understand that.
      CARMEN

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  9. … think (that) he´s …..
    ..ready to abandon what he wants most….
    if things….
    …so he deserves…
    OK
    CARMEN

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  10. Carmen,

    excuse me, before I leave my reply, is ” IF HE WERE…………….” correct?
    why did you put “were”after “he”?

    I think professional cycling is very dangerous for cyclists. Cyclists’ bodies suffer so much and a lot of them risk their health in order to win.
    In this context, doctors of the teams offer cyclists some drugs in the limit of the sport laws.
    I supose that cyclists know it and decide or not to take a risk.

    But nobody must denounce anyone without a definitive proof. A buzz can`t damage a upright professional carrer.

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  11. IT´S THE ONLY REMINISCENCE IN PRESENT ENGLISH OF THE “SUBJUNCTIVE”.
    BOTH FORMS ARE USED : “IF HE WAS/WERE…”

    …..team doctors
    ..an upright….
    OK, YOU´RE RIGHT.
    CARMEN

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