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Alberto Contador

Alberto Contador

Those seeking a role model might baulk at the three-time Tour de France winner being included on a list of sports stars. There was his unseemly via-the-media spat with Lance Armstrong during and after the 2009 Tour and then an ethically questionable breakaway from rival Andy Schleck during the 2010 race, just after the Luxembourg […]

March 4th, 2011 | Posted in Sports Stars | Read More »

Contador in the clear, but under a cloud

The world’s top road cyclist has avoided receiving a lengthy ban for doping from the Spanish federation. But Spain is likely to face increased scrutiny from anti-doping authorities, who fear the country is going too far in protecting its athletes.

February 22nd, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Spain’s doping habit threatens to sully golden year

The arrest of Spanish athlete Marta Domínguez and 13 others for alleged drug offences highlights a major problem for a global leader in sport.

December 10th, 2010 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Is a steak really why Contador’s reputation is at stake?

A positive doping result has threatened to sully the image of the world’s best cyclist.

October 1st, 2010 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

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