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The recent number of doping cases involving Clenbuterol said to come from contaminated meat won't cause Chris Anker Sørensen to change his eating habits. The Danish Saxo Bank-SunGard rider will continue eating steaks.
Alberto Contador was cleared by the Spanish cycling federation on the doping charges, but others have not been so lucky. Li Fuyu was given a two-year ban and Alessandro Cobo was given one-year suspension, among others, with all of them claiming to have eaten contaminated food.
“I will still go to a restaurant when I want and I will also order a steak if I feel like it," Sørensen told the Ritzau news agency.
“It would be a little like putting your life on standby if it is something you must go and think about, though it certainly has been a frustrating situation for Contador and others.”
The 26-year-old won't automatically eat every piece of beef he sees, though.
“If I'm outside of Europe, I will think more about it, and I will also consider a second time if I want to buy the steak from Argentina, located in a supermarket refrigerated display.”
“It would be crazy if it came to a point where you'll have to save a corner of each steak you eat in order to reject doping accusations. But people will still eat steak.”