Alberto Contador has known well how it feels to be banned due to doping and has clearly stated that proper measures should be taken so that the innocent are not framed and the guilty ones are let off. He strongly feels that over past few years the spirit of the sport has been tainted due to these doping cyclists and many innocent have been thrown behind bars. Pulling in the context of Lance Armstrong, he has also pointed out that Armstrong had been dodging UCI and WADA’s norms and winning as many as seven Tour de France overall wins and has bagged many other titles for so many years until 2012.
It was not before 2012 that USADA went on for a thorough investigation and a 1000 page report was published along with the 26 cyclists testifying for the case and finally Lance was stripped of the titles. Not only had he, Alberto Contador also mentioned there were 11 other like Armstrong who engaged in such activities. They are his former teammates include, Frankie Andreu, Michael Barry, Tom Danielson, Tyler Hamilton, George Hincapie, Floyd Landis, Levi Leipheimer, Stephen Swart, Christian Vande Velde, David Zabriskie and Jonathan Vaughters.
On having questioned about his suspension Alberto Contador said, “I worked according to the regulations and they said that the victory is not mine, it’s an injustice,” Contador defended himself saying that he had consumed a beef the night before the Tour which may have been contaminated and the test results came unfortunately positive about traces of clenbuterol in his system he said. He missed the Tour de France and the Giro d’Italia 2012 but won the Vuelta a Espana. The best cyclist of Peloton is on a mission to make up for the loss at the Tour de France 2013.