Roberto Heras regains 2005 Vuelta a Espana win

Roberto Heras, Bike Blenheim Palace 2009, Brompton world championship

Roberto Heras reclaimed the 2005 Vuelta a España title despite a failed dope test for blood booster EPO. On Friday, Spain's Supreme Court ruled in favour of a lower court's decision to reinstate the win.

The 38-year-old Spaniard won his fourth Vuelta title on September 18 2005 by nearly five minutes over Denis Menchov (Rabobank). Twenty days later, test results revealed he doped with EPO in the final time trial stage. Consequently, he lost the overall and two stage wins and received a two-year ban.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.