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Alberto Contador says cycling's anti-doping rules need to change

October 1, 2010 | 10:14 am

Alberto_240 Alberto Contador, cycling's most recent athlete to be embroiled in a drug-related scandal, is calling for the sport's doping rules to be revised.

The Tour de France champion is claiming that he tested positive for the asthma-relieving stimulant clenbuterol because he ate a contaminated steak.

"There has to be a limit set for substances like clenbuterol, so that quantities as tiny as those found in my body due to contaminated food do not count as positive," Contador told reporters.

Contador adamantly denied rumors that he had a blood transfusion during the Tour.

"If they want to test every sample I've given the Tour, as many different laboratories as they want, or if they want to freeze it for three to five years until other future tests are scientifically validated and then check it, they can do it," he said. "I have nothing to hide."

-- Melissa Rohlin

Reuters contributed to this report.

Photo: Alberto Contador. Credit: Denis Doyle/Getty Images.