Although Alberto Contador had complained that Lance Armstrong had been able to dodge through the dope tests to fulfill his ambitions of the titles while many others were caught up, at times he feels that USADA has been a bit too harsh on the cyclist ace. This is what he had to say, “He is being humiliated and lynched, in my opinion. He is being destroyed.
At certain times and places Lance is not being treated with any respect.” He had raced alongside Armstrong and strongly feels that Lance Armstrong was not among those who will not be able to paddle an inch without a dope. He had materials in him and he was the one behind popularizing cycle race in USA and his contribution cannot be paralleled. He has also criticized USADA’s reports reliance that had testimonies from Lance’s former team mates and officials trying to mean that all of them may not be true. He advocates more new tests to be done by USADA and not just go on squeezing the lemon about Lance and demeaning him in every way possible.
As is known from past records, Alberto Contador was also held for testing positive for clenbuterol after the 2010 victory and was shoved aside for two years. Before that, he has had his best time winning Tours in 2007, and 2009. So he can well understand the pain Lance is going through. He also has the British cyclist Roger Hammond by his side to speak for the ‘unnecessary’ injustice and humiliation being imposed on Armstrong.
Alberto Contador has made his comeback with style at the Vuelta a Espana this year that has made him the favorite for the 100th edition of the Tour de France in the year 2013.