Spain ordered to pay Roberto Heras €720,000 over reversed doping ban

Former Liberty Seguros and US Postal Service rider Roberto Heras will receive €720,000 from the Spanish state after his doping ban was reversed


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Four-time Vuelta a España winner Roberto Heras is set to receive nearly three-quarters of a million Euros from the Spanish government after a court ruled the state were at fault for his reversed doping suspension.

A drug test from stage 20 of the Vuelta - a race which he won - showed a positive test for EPO two months after the event. Heras's title was stripped and he was fired from his Liberty Seguros team.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.