Three-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador was stripped of his 2010 Tour de France title today and banned for two years by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which found him guilty of using the banned anabolic steroid clenbuterol.
Contador had claimed that his positive test was caused by eating contaminated meat. But ”unlike certain other countries, notably outside Europe, Spain is not known to have a contamination problem with clenbuterol in meat,” the court ruled. ”Furthermore, no other cases of athletes having tested positive to clenbuterol allegedly in connection with the consumption of Spanish meat are known.”
Andy Schleck of Luxembourg, who finished second at the 2010 Tour, stands to be elevated to the top spot.
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