Tour de France 2010 winner Alberto Contador has tested positive for a banned substance his representatives have confirmed. He was tested in England while on a short break during the tour.
In a statement, the spokesman added that the Spanish rider was the victim of "food contamination" and would hold a news conference to clear his name.
It's believed that Contador stopped off at the world famous Fat Duck restaurant during a brief sightseeing holiday and it was there that his food was 'contaminated' with clenbuterol.
"I ordered oysters in a mystery sauce and like Jim Rosenthal, I felt sick shortly afterwards. In my case, it was due to the size of the bill," said Alberto.
"I noticed that Pete Doherty and Lindsay Lohan were on different tables that night and I know they've since tested positive with minute traces of banned substances," he added
"Cycling is an honest sport, full of riders inadvertantly ingesting banned substances and I'm no exception," he argued.
He is not the first sportsman to test positive and then go on to blame a third party. Every single sportsman who has ever been caught has done the same thing. However 400 diners have since been found to have had their food 'contaminated' over that weekend, although it didn't make them any quicker on a bike.
Heston Blumenthal said that the food wasn't 'contaminated' and that clenbuterol is part of an actual recipe.
"I provide an experience, at a cost, and I want diners to leave on a high. Clenbuterol is one of the many hidden ingredients we serve. We provide a diverse range such as Snail Nandrolone Porridge, Jelly of Quail Methamphetamine and Anabolic Sardine Toast Sorbet," he said.
"When people come into my restaurant to eat a plate of seaweed that's going to cost £149.99 (vegetables & potato chips purchased separately) they are seriously going to want Hydrochlorothiazide, Erythropoietin and Metabolite of Cocaine to be included."