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Saxo Bank- Sunguard Officially Announces 2011 Giro d’Itallia Team with Alberto Contador

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Saxo Bank and Sunguard have officially announced the new team, which is expected to help Alberto Contador reach for the gold on the 7th of May for the 2011 Giro d’Italia.

A three time winner of the Tour de France, Contador will be backed by racers from six different countries with the exception of Richie Porte, who will not be racing under the team’s name this year.

The 2011 Giro d’Italia team will consists of Laurent Didier, Ukrainian Volodymir Gustov, Kasper Klostergaard and Michael Morkov from Denmark, Italian Matteo Tosatto and Spain’s Daniel Navarro, Jesus Hernandez and of course Alberto Contador…

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Alberto Contador Samples Show Plastic Residues, Possible Blood Transfusion

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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…

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Contador Tests Positive for Clenbuterol

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contador tests positive for clenbuterol 300x200   Contador Tests Positive for ClenbuterolUCI released that Tour de France winner Alberto Contador tested positive for banned substance Clenbuterol yesterday. Contador issued a statement that the cause for the said positive result was due to contaminated meat he ate during the last Tour de France.

The drug test was taken last July 21st and on August 24, UCI informed Contador that they had found a small trace of clenbuterol in his urine. The amount was 50 picograms. Clenbuterol is a drug which boosts aerobic activity and increases the capacity of the blood to carry oxygen. It also helps metabolize fat and acts as a decongestant for asthma patients. UCI provisionally suspended the Spanish cyclist.

Contador held a press conference to address the numerous reactions and feedback regarding the latest scandal that rocked the cycling community.

“It is a case of food contamination to which I was the victim…The UCI itself affirmed in front of me that…

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Stage 21 2010 Tour de France – 97th Tour Recap

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97th tour de france recap 300x200   Stage 21 2010 Tour de France   97th Tour RecapThe final stage for the Tour de France saw the glory of its riders in Paris. There’s much to look forward to for 2011’s Tour de France and despite the scandals and controversies, it remains the most exciting race of the year.

The 97th Tour de France saw Alberto Contador of Astana taking the crown without a stage win. Amidst all the controversy, Contador raised the bar after winning for the third time. Contador shares, “It was a Tour where I had a lot of pressure, especially physically as I was not at my best form. It took a lot of confidence to face difficult situations…The three victories were very different. The first, in 2007, was special, because that was the first; last year, the situation was difficult and this made it difficult. And this year I had difficult moments; but I could count on a strong team. I realize…

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Cancellara Wins Stage 19 Tour de France 2010, Contador Still Wears Yellow Jersey

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Stage 19 of the 2010 Tour de France was one to remember. At the start of Stage 19, Alberto Contador had a 8 second lead on Andy Schleck, but Schleck had promised to give his all in the time trial, and going after the yellow jersey.

Other then climbs, Contador is known for his time trial ability, and was favored to win the stage. With winds picking up which affected Schleck, Contador kept riding.

Winning stage 19 was Fabian Cancellara. Contador came in 45th place, finishing 4 minutes, 52 seconds behind, and Schleck finished in 41st, 5 minutes 9 seconds behind Cancellara. Dennis Menchov of Rabobank pushed Samuel Sanchez out of third place.

From the start of the time trial, a rumored spread that he had a 4 second lead over Schleck. Throughout the stage, Contador continued to extended that lead, and now is…

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Schleck wins Stage 17, Contador keeps Yellow Jersey

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schleck wins stage 17 contador keeps yellow jersey 300x215   Schleck wins Stage 17, Contador keeps Yellow JerseyAndy Schleck (Saxo Bank) vowed that he would put Alberto Contador (Astana) off his back on the Col du Tourmalet, Schleck kept his word by winning stage 17 of the 2010 Tour de France.

Despite the hazy dump weather conditions, the two titans were seen clashing their way down on one of the Tour’s notorious mountains. Schleck and Contador were just 8 seconds apart in the general classification and to the delight of the excited crowd, the Luxemborg rider challenged Contador who followed him throughout the race. The defending champion Astana rider denied Schleck a glorious win by crossing the line tailing him at half a bike length to keep the yellow jersey.

Schleck did what he could to get Contador off his back to no avail. Both riders staged an attack against each other resulting to an exchange of riding expertise and maneuvers. The Luxembourg…

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Alberto Contador & Andy Schleck In It To Win It Specialized Contest Commercial

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Andy Schleck of Saxo Bank and Alberto Contador are two opposites, but they have one thing in common. Both ride the Specialized Tarmac SL3. As of late, Contador and Schleck have been going at each other, and the tension seems to build with each stage.

Specialized issued a commercial for their contest which started at the beginning of the Tour de France called “In It To Win It”. With the 21 stages of the tour, you have a chance to win 1 of 21 Tarmac SL3 Astana edition or Saxo Bank. All you have to do is pick up a promo code at your local Specialized dealership, and sign up on the website. For the commercial, it is pretty funny, the two are trying to “outdo” each other, and then argue like they are children.

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