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Contador denies doping at special press conference

Alberto Contador (Discovery Channel)

Alberto Contador (Discovery Channel) (Image credit: AFP)

The Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador (Discovery Channel), winner of the 2007 Tour of France, gave a press conference today at the Superior Council of Deportes (sports council) in Madrid, Spain. He was accompanied by his family and team manager Johan Bruyneel.

The Spaniard read a prepared statement, saying that "I won the Tour with clean means. I do not understand the attacks against me from people that don't even know me. I never doped and never participated in any doping scandal."

He continued to declare that he has "never commited doping," and offered his collaboration to the respective agencies in the fight against doping, including providing his DNA.

The Tour winner emphasized that if the defamations persist he is prepared to take legal actions. Contador was initially named in Operación Puerto, but quickly removed from the list.

The rider for Discovery Channel did not answer any questions.

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