Alberto Contador to be Cleared of Doping Charges?
Spanish media report that Contador's proposed one-year ban will be dropped after he presented evidence that convinced the national federation he did not intentionally use clenbuterol.
The Spanish cycling federation is preparing to rule on Alberto Contador's doping case amid reports the body has decided to clear him.
Spanish media report that Alberto Contador's proposed one-year ban will be dropped after he presented evidence that convinced the national federation he did not intentionally use clenbuterol.
If cleared, he would keep last year's Tour de France title.
Team Saxo Bank-SunGard rider Alberto Contador claims contaminated meat is to blame for his positive test at the 2010 Tour de France.
Spanish federation head Juan Carlos Castano says the disciplinary committee is still deliberating. He says the group is expected to reach a final verdict later Monday and notify Contador of the ruling Tuesday.
The alleged clearing of Alberto Contador of all doping charges may just have been leaked to the media in order for members of the Spanish cycling federation to learn the signals and feedback such a verdict would result in from the pro cycling industry, anti-doping organs and political organs.