Hot off the presses from today’s issue of Cycling News, World Anti-Doping Agency director general David Howman has dismissed Alberto Contador’s (right, sorta as shown) claims that his positive test for Clenbuterol at this year’s Tour de France was caused by contaminated meat bought in Spain.
Speaking to journalists during a meeting at the WADA headquarters in Montreal, Howman pointed out that the contaminated meat excuse has been used in the past but rejected during anti-doping hearings.
WADA is reportedly monitoring the Contador case very closely and is ready to step in if a disciplinary hearing is not arranged swiftly by the UCI and the Spanish Cycling Federation.
Howman added, "It took a year to set the Landis hearing up the first time around. … At some stage somebody is going to have to say, ‘here is the hearing date’."?