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Cyclist Contador loses Tour de France title over doping

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Latest update : 2012-02-07

Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador on Monday was stripped of his Tour de France 2010 title and received a two-year suspension after being found guilty of doping. The ban was backdated, and Contador will be allowed to resume competition in August.

AP- Alberto Contador has been stripped of his 2010 Tour de France title and banned for two years after sport’s highest court found him guilty of doping.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport suspended the three-time Tour champion after rejecting his claim that his positive test for clenbuterol was caused by eating contaminated meat.

The three-man CAS panel upheld appeals by the International Cycling Union and World Anti-Doping Agency, which challenged a Spanish cycling tribunal’s decision last year to exonerate Contador.

His ban was backdated and he is eligible to return to competition on Aug.6.

The decision was announced by CAS in Lausanne, Switzerland.
 

Date created : 2012-02-06

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