Contador Rides to Stage Win in Argentina

As CAS verdict drags, cyclist tops Levi

Alberto Contador

Alberto Contador     Photo: Petit Brun/Flickr

Alberto Contador took his first victory of the 2012 cycling season with a stage three win on Wednesday at the Tour de San Luis in Mirador del Potrero de Los Funes, Argentina. Contador pulled away from U.S. rider Levi Leipheimer in the closing stretch of the day's climb into el Mirador de Potrero and now holds the overall race lead. A Court of Arbitration for Sport verdict in Contador's doping trial, which has been delayed repeatedly, is due within days. "I was better than expected, because I had my doubts, since I took several months without riding after the Tour de France," he said.

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