Well, wha’did I tell ya? Looks like the TdF winner is unwelcome at a race in Hamburg:
Managing director of the race Frank Bertling said: “Our basic position is that we don’t want to have any riders in the Hamburg race who are on the Fuentes list.”
That list is said to include over 50 professional cyclists who were connected with a blood doping investigation, named Operation Puerto, in Spain.
Eufemiano Fuentes is the doctor said to have masterminded doping programmes for athletes.
Police raids in Madrid and Zaragoza last year uncovered large quantities of anabolic steroids, laboratory equipment and more than 100 bags of frozen blood.
Contador plans to make a prepared statement on Friday, though it is unclear what he plans to say.