From the BBC:

World cycling body UCI has asked the Spanish federation to begin disciplinary proceedings against Tour de France winner Alberto Contador.

The three-time winner, 27, tested positive for banned drug clenbuterol during this year's Tour but he claims he was the victim of contaminated food.

The Spaniard was provisionally suspended as a consequence.

If the test failure is upheld then Contador could be stripped of his Tour title and also given a two-year ban.

The governing body tests riders at the Tour but the national authorities are responsible for carrying out investigations and prosecutions.

If the Spanish federation decides not to punish Contador, the UCI and Wada can appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas).

The Spanish federation have two days to inform Contador of the opening of the procedure which must be completed within a month, with the decision expected before the end of the year.

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The only previous Tour winner to be stripped of their title was Floyd Landis in 2006.

"The UCI contacted the Spanish federation and asked them to open discplinary proceeding against Contador," UCI spokesman Enrico Carpani said.

Looks like we are still not much closer to a finalised decision then.


Super Domestique [1620 posts] 7 years ago

This is getting to be like the slowest soap opera ever!