2010 TdF Winner Alberto Contador Stripped of Title
2010 Tour de France winner Alberto Contador was stripped of his title and banned for two years after the highest authority found the Spaniard guilty of doping.
Alberto Contador was stripped of his 2010 Tour de France title Monday and banned for two years after sport’s highest court found the Spanish cyclist 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 on a 2010 Tour rest day.
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.
This comes just days after a decision by US authorities dropped a similar case against Lance Armstrong for doping.