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Alberto Gallego blames laboratory contamination for doping positive

Alberto Gallego blames laboratory contamination for doping positive

Former Caja Rural rider Alberto Gallego says insists he has never taken Stanzolol, having failed a test of the metabolite of testosterone Spanish cyclist Alberto Gallego, who failed an anti-doping test three days into his professional career, blamed contamination yesterday for his positive result.

Gallego signed for Spanish Pro Continental team Caja Rural-Seguros RGA after a successful year in the continental ranks that netted several top 10 placings in stage races. However, a pre-season test on January 3 revealed the substance Stanzolol, a metabolite of testosterone, in his body.

“After checking again all the supplement products that have used in recent years, I am more than clear that there is no Stanzolol written on any of the labels, so the amino acids, proteins and carbohydrates that that I took do not have Stanzolol,” he wrote in an o pen letter published on Biciciclismo .

“Therefore, I have only the option of assuming that I was the victim of contamination in the laboratory. With that I will seek a counter-analysis of my urine B sample while having the amino acids, carbohydrates and proteins that have taken in recent months analyzed. For me, it is obvious that if I have not taken anything […]

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