CAS: Expect Contador Ruling in January

Rider to appear in front of court next week


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Alberto Contador will have to wait until January to find out if he will lose his 2010 Tour de France title. Contador is scheduled to appear in front of the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland, next week to defend himself against charges of doping after he tested positive for the banned anabolic agent clenbuterol. Matthieu Reeb, secretary general of the CAS, said that the appeals panel could take as long as eight weeks to decide the Saxo Bank-SunGard rider’s case. Contador claims that the positive test is the result of eating contaminated steak, while the World Anti-Doping Agency argues that he likely underwent a blood transfusion.

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