Dutch mountain biker cleared of clenbuterol charge

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  • Published Mar. 17, 2011
  • Updated Nov. 5, 2013 at 5:32 PM EDT

Dutch mountain bike racer Rudi van Houts, suspended last year after testing positive for a small amount of clenbuterol, has been cleared to race.

Van Houts, a teammate of world XC champ Jose Hermida on the top-ranked Multivan-Merida squad, was able to prove that the clenbuterol came from contaminated meat he ate while in Mexico last December.

Van Houts is immediately cleared to resume competition, according to reports in the Dutch sports daily Telegraaf.

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