Australian cyclist denies he knows how he tested for clenbuterol.
My statement regarding the adverse analytical finding for clenbuterol. pic.twitter.com/25lFsXh4qb
— Michael Rogers (@mickrogers) December 20, 2013
Australian triple world time-trial champion Michael Rogers claims contaminated food may have caused him to test positive for the banned substance clenbuterol, his Saxo-Tinkoff team said.
World governing body the International Cycling Union (UCI) on Wednesday provisionally suspended Rogers and Belgian Jonathan Breyne over alleged doping offences.
In a statement, the UCI said that clenbuterol was detected in a urine sample given by Rogers at the Japan Cup Cycle Road Race on October 20.
But the Saxo-Tinkoff rider denies deliberate doping, fearing a contaminated food source is behind the test failure.