Bike Intelligencer » spain doping http://bikeintelligencer.com All bike, all the time Mon, 20 Jul 2015 21:20:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 This Day in Doping: The pain in Spain http://bikeintelligencer.com/2010/10/this-day-in-doping-the-pain-in-spain/ http://bikeintelligencer.com/2010/10/this-day-in-doping-the-pain-in-spain/#comments Fri, 08 Oct 2010 22:49:51 +0000 http://bikeintelligencer.com/?p=4637 Alberto Contador, having decided earlier this week to STFU on doping allegations, now is threatening legal action against news outlets. Guy really knows how to win friends, eh?

Contador of course is Spanish. In “cracking down” on five cyclists, or is it seven or 5+7=12, suspected of doping, Spanish authorities hoping to clean up Spain’s sleazy reputation went out of their way to point out that Contador was not among the five or however many. Not that they were naming any. Doping is, after all, a “global problem.”

Not that we’re implying any of this has to do with Dr. Eufemiano Fuentes, or one of the most celebrated doping cases in history. We can confirm, however, that Fuentes is Spanish.

Nor do we mean to suggest that doping is rampant in Spain, or that that country’s winning ways in soccer (World Cup title), tennis (Rafael Nadal No. 1) have any connection with a vast, widespread and inculcated doping underworld.

It all could be fairy dust.

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