Round-table: Alberto Contador – guilty until (not) proven innocent?

It has taken 566 days, but yesterday the Court of Arbitration for Sport finally handed Alberto Contador a backdated two-year ban as a result of a doping test during the 2010 Tour de France which returned small traces of clenbuterol, a drug which promotes weight loss and muscle-building. The CAS panel did not wholly accept Contador’s claim that he had ingested tainted beef. Nor did they accept the UCI and WADA‘s assertion of blood doping.

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