Tension rises over Contador's clenbuterol case

Alexandre Vinokourov and Alberto Contador, stage 13, Andy Jones at the Tour de France 2010

As the countdown begins towards the publication of the UCI's report on Alberto Contador - current rumours indicate the most possible release date as the middle of next week - the Spaniard has counter-attacked after a series of potentially libelous reports have been published.

Contador's press officer Jacinto Vidarte issued a statement on Friday in which the rider promised legal action against "defamatory information published so far by various media and websites, due to their lack of veracity."

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