Roberto Heras to receive €724,000 compensation for doping sanction

Spanish supreme court confirms that former pro cyclist Roberto Heras will receive €724,000 after his 2005 Vuelta a España win was reinstated

Roberto Heras at the 2005 Vuelta a España.

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Former professional cyclist Roberto Heras will receive €724,000 (£612,242/US$792,338) in compensation after the Spanish supreme court confirmed the compensation sum after Heras's doping sanction was overturned.

The Spaniard, now aged 43, was banned from competition between 2006 and 2008 after failing an anti-doping test for banned blood-booster EPO on the day of the 2005 Vuelta a España's final time trial. He was ejected from the Liberty Seguros team, and his overall victory in the race was later erased. The win was handed to runner up, Russian Denis Menchov.

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