The more I think about the absurdity of three-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador’s defense, the more laughable it becomes. Does he really expect us to believe that he just happened to eat beef, that was brought in special by his own handlers, and it just happened to contain performance enhancing drugs?
That’s as absurd as Landis telling us that the whiskey he drank the night before his epic stage win mixed with his body chemistry to cause a false positive.
As we know now, Landis was lying through his teeth and went to great lengths and expense to sell his lie.
In the movie Contact, they talk about a theory called Occam’s razor which states “the simplest explanation is more likely the correct one.” Therefore, the more likely scenario in the Contador case is that he took performance enhancing drugs and got caught.
There’s no denying Contador’s talent, however, facing the challenge of Andy Schleck and vastly improved Lance Armstrong may have been enough to create doubts in the Spaniard’s mind and cause him to take the easy road – dope.
Like the Floyd Landis case, I hope I’m wrong because I’m tired of all the doping in my favorite sport. But looking back to the Dauphine, Contador couldn’t even shake Janez Brajkovič which, in my mind, casts even more doubt about his form heading into Le Tour.
The simplest explanation is that Contador doped and cycling has another blemish on its already tarnished image.