Contador's lawyer explains U-turn over proposed ban

Alberto Contador on podium, Tour de France 2010 stage 19

Alberto Contador's lawyer has explained how the Tour winner was able to escape any bans for doping - although possible appeals are still pending - despite clenbuterol, a banned substance, being found in his system last July after he ate a beefsteak he says was contaminated with the drug.

In an interview with the Independent newspaper, Andy Ramos points out that the initial year ban "was no more than a prosecutor's proposal.", rather than a definitive verdict.

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