Andy Schleck Takes 2010 Yellow Jersey

Contador was stripped of the title for doping

Andy Schleck

Andy Schleck     Photo: kei-ai/Flickr

On Tuesday, Luxembourg cyclist Andy Schleck received the winner's yellow jersey for the 2010 Tour de France, four months after Alberto Contador was stripped of the title for doping. The Court of Arbitration for Sport found Contador guilty of doping in February, banning him from cycling for two years and withdrawing his victories in the 2010 Tour de France as well as the 2011 Giro d'Italia. Almost two years after the 2010 Tour, Schleck, who finished second, put on the yellow jersey in a special ceremony. "It is not the same as to take the jersey on a podium in the tour," said Schleck. "You don't have the podium girls, everything around is different." Tour de France manager Christian Prud'homme said he hoped sports authorities would reduce the lag time in responding to doping violations in the future.

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