I should report you for accusing me falsely. I have stated facts, not made any judgement. Of course HES should carry a 2-year ban.
Yes, you did.
Originally Posted by Har-True
The Spanish authorities, especially the ones in cycling, are absolutely bananas indeed though... they did clear Contador because of the contaminated meat hypothesis, and his case is being heard next week in the Court of Arbitration for Sport. He might just escape though, since several sportsmen have been declared non-guilty after testing positive for the same substance. Not that I believe his excuse...
However, two days ago the same Spanish federation banned another Spanish rider, Mosquera, with the harshest punishment: 2 years, despite testing positive for a substance that is not really performance enhancing and not really in the list of true "positive substances".
They make no sense...
HES is masking agent for blood doping and should therefĺr be treated as such, which is far more serious than a weight loss drug. Furthermĺr, Contador's ultra-low values and negative test the previous day, proves that the positive was not a result of deliberate ingestion of clenbuterol.