Sports February 7, 2012
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Clara Hughes on the Contador Scandal

This week, Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador was stripped of his 2010 Tour de France title and banned from the race for two years because of doping. It's just the latest news in a long line of drug-related scandals in the realm of professional sports - and cycling seems particularly fraught with this issue. In this clip, Olympic cyclist Clara Hughes shares her thoughts on why that is, and why she thinks women's cycling seems to escape it.

In this clip, Clara talks about...

The level playing field of female cycling
"I firmly believe I am stepping back into a sport where I have a legitimate, honest chance of being the best I can on a very equal, level playing field... because there's no money in it. It's awesome! Most girls race for nothing!"



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