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Alberto Contador and The Transfusion Theory – The Science of Sport

The transfusion theory, which says that Contador used clenbuterol NOT during the Tour but many weeks/months before, and then removed blood to re-infuse later, has been gaining momentum. A few high profile experts have suggested, including Rasmus Damsgard. If this were the case, it would partly help to explain why the level is so low – because of dilution, the re-infusion of a very small blood volume/mass containing clenbuterol would produce a very low total clenbuterol intake.

Contador Tests Positive for Clenbuterol – The Science of Sport

By now, most of you will have heard the news that greeted us as we woke this morning, that multiple Grand Tour champion Alberto Contador has tested positive for Clenbuterol during this year’s Tour de France victory. The reaction has been swift – Contador apparently heard of the result on the 24th of August, so one can assume the wheels have been turning furiously for both him and the anti-doping lab that detected the substance, and so it’s no surprise that there are already many theories, discussions and possibilities around what has happened.

Do the Shoes Actually Cause the Injuries?

At Trizone we have been following Dr’s Ross Tucker and Jonathan Dugas of The Science of Sport for sometime. These guys put together some of the most fascinating research articles. In this article Ross discusses whether shoes actually cause injury or not.