Archive for September 29, 2010

>Breaking News Alert

>Wed, September 29, 2010 — 11:49 PM ET

Contador Tested Positive for Banned Substance; May Lose Tour Title

Alberto Contador, a three-time winner of the Tour de France, tested positive for a banned substance on the final rest day of the Tour in July, according to a statement sent Wednesday by his spokesman, Jacinto Vidarte.

Contador, a Spaniard formerly on the Astana team, could lose the title he won this year and face a two-year suspension.

He learned about the positive test for the banned drug clenbuterol, a weight-loss and muscle-building drug, on Aug. 24, nearly a month after winning the Tour, the statement said. He had tested positive for the substance on July 21, one day before the race’s decisive mountain stage.

Read More: ~~The New York Times~~

>My shoelaces

>won’t stay tied. I am serious, I tie my shoelaces (well technically they are boot laces) when I leave my house and by the time I get to the city they are flopping around, like that one lock of hair that won’t stay in the barrette. I never see anyone else stopping to tie their shoelaces, so I must have deficient lace tying skills. I don’t know why this happens, I have been tying things up in knots and bows as long as I can remember.

Does anyone know where I can take a remedial lace tying course?