Alberto Contador Samples Show Plastic Residues, Possible Blood Transfusion
Alberto Contador is back in the hot seat for different allegations relating doping. Now, sources say a urine sample taken from Contador unveiled high levels of plastic residues, which are usually found in cases involving a blood transfusion.
Contador’s urine sample was taken July 20th, towards the end of the 2010 Tour de France. That urine sample later tested positive for clenbuterol.
As of now, Contador is suspended by the international cycling federation due to the discovery of clenbuterol in his system. A lab in Cologne, Germany, was the founder of clenbuterol and plastic residue in Contador’s blood.
When a blood transfusion takes place, it can result in a traceable amount of plastic in the blood due to the blood sitting in a plastic bag. The amount of plasticizer in Contador’s blood was eight times the normal amount.
Contador is denying the allegations against him, but if he is found guilty he will lose his Tour de France title and serve a 2 year suspension.