Contador Argues for Innocence
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Three-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador presented evidence on Monday to the Spanish cycling federation that he believes will absolve him of doping allegations, according to VeloNews.com. Contador is challenging a one-year suspension from racing due to traces of the drug clenbuterol found in his urine during last summer's Tour de France.
If Contador fails to present evidence supporting his claim that he inadvertently consumed clenbuterol in beef, he will not only be prohibited from racing for a year, he will lose his 2010 Tour de France title. American Floyd Landis, who lost his title in 2006, is the only other Tour winner to be stripped of the championship because of doping.
Should the Spanish cycling federation not agree with Contador, he can appeal the decision to the Court of Arbitration of Sport.