Contador banned for doping, stripped of Tour de France title
The Spanish cycling federation have stripped three-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador of his title and banned him for a year for failing a dope test in the 2010 race. Contador said he failed the test after eating contaminated meat.
REUTERS - The Spanish cycling federation (RFEC) has decided to suspend Tour de France champion Alberto Contador for one year over his failed doping test in the 2010 race, El Pais reported on Wednesday.
The preliminary decision by the competition committee was communicated to Contador at midday local time and the Spaniard has 10 days to appeal before a final decision is made, said the newspaper without identifying the source of its information.
He has denied deliberate wrongdoing, saying the failed test was due to contaminated meat.