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|Landis says Clenbuterol Use Widespread in Cycling
|FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Disgraced former Tour de France champion Floyd Landis says the use of clenbuterol is widespread in cycling.
Landis, who was stripped of his 2006 Tour title because of doping, told German television on Monday that he knows riders take the banned muscle-building and weight-loss stimulant.
The American says the odds of getting caught using clenbuterol is higher than before but still remains relatively low, adding that ``you don't know what risks people will take to win a race.''
Alberto Contador, who won his third Tour de France title earlier this year, has tested positive for clenbuterol. The Spaniard, who said the positive test was the result of eating contaminated meat, faces a two-year ban and could be stripped of his victory.
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