Riis defends Contador's participation in the Giro d'Italia

Alberto Contador and Bjarne Riis, August 2010

Saxo Bank team manager Bjarne Riis said today that Alberto Contador's participation in the Giro d'Italia, which starts in Turin on Saturday, is justified despite an ongoing doping case.

Other teams in the same position, such as BMC and Movistar, have ordered their riders under investigation to stay home.

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