Cyclist Frank Schleck, who was suspended for a year after failing the dope test during last year’s Tour de France, has once again reiterated that according to him the punishment that he was meted out was too severe.
The 32 year old rider, who came third during the Tour of 2011 had tested positive for diuretic Xipamide, which is a banned substance. The ban handed down to Schleck is backdated to last year’s July 14 and basically means that Schleck will be missing the Tour de France this year.
Alberto Contador has pulled off yet another win, whickering Ricardo Diaz by just around two seconds, in the penultimate stage of the Tour de San Luis in Argentina. In a recent interview that happened before the Tour started had him speaking about the aftermath of the infamous Lance Armstrong confession that the cycling world is confronted with.
Right from the tour of Oman, Alberto Contador has straightaway gone to Porto-Vechhio. After the Oman tour, Alberto seems to be pumping with fighting spirit that he has got after a long time.
The Lampre-ISD cycling superstar didn’t have a good season in 2012. When asked, Alessandro Petachhi said that it was because of his lack of condition. He suffered a lot of injuries during the season and that, according to him, has cost him the season. But now he is looking forward to the next season and wants to prove the world that he is not finished yet.
The Canadian cyclist, Michael Barry, who was a former teammate of Lance Armstrong, said that he was relieved after the report was produced. He stated that he felt secured about the fact that he wouldn’t have to live a life with the doping scandals.
Barry was recently suspended from cycling as he was charged with taking performance-enhancing drugs while riding. He was a member of the Team Sky recently. He said that now it’s time to move on with the game. The International Cycling Union must take steps to regain the image of cycling and he felt that the doping-culture must be stopped.