Alberto Contador and Bjarne Riis, August 2010

Alberto Contador says he is 'relieved and happy' that his suspension from competition relating to a positive anti-doping test for clenbuterol during the 2010 Tour de France has been lifted by the Spanish Cycling Federation (RFEC).

In a statement issued by his Saxo Bank team on Tuesday evening, Contador said: "First of all, I'm relieved and obviously happy about this ruling. It has been some very stressful months for me, but throughout the case I have been totally available for all inquiries in relation to my case, and all the way through I have spoken in accordance with the truth.

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