Monday, January 24, 2011
EXCLUSIVE: Contador talks about hair test for Clenbuterol
Today in Mallorca, Alberto Contador arrived to join his Saxo Bank-Sungard team for their training camp. He was met at the aiport by a reporter from Rueters. The reporter wanted to discuss recent developments with his postive test for Clenbuterol. We have received a transcript of the impromtu press conference:
Reporter: "Alberto are you aware that Detlef Thieme, director of Germany's WADA-accredited lab in Kreischa told the AP that their is a way to check for Clenbuterol in hair samples?"
Contador (In English) "I did not hear about a hair test in my race radio, it was not working correctly." "I did not see this Detlef have an issue as I was attacking all out."
Reporter: "Alberto this news came out today not during a race." "Were you aware of this test? Is that the reason for your hair cut?"
Contador (fading to Spanglish) "Test, I'm not sure of a test...umm..my hair cut corte de pelo? Bjarne told me to umm...No Se?"
Contador's handler steps in to explain. "Alberto was visisted by the Director of the Vuelta who was traveling with his personal barber. He offered his services to Alberto and he accepted." "Next question?"
Reporter "This seems odd, that you shaved your head on the day the news of this test came out. Are you sure you did not do this to prevent further testing?"
Contador's handler. "Alberto did nothing wrong in this matter and has always liked the looks of Levi Leipheimer even if he has never respected him as a cyclist"
Contador whispers in his handler's ear...
Contador's handler "He means he likes the style of Levi's head but not in a Ricky Martin way, not there is anything wrong with that way."
Contador walks off saying "No Mas..O me da mi pistola"