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 […]