Spain's sports minister urges patience in Contador case

Alberto Contador on podium, Tour de France 2010 stage 19

Spain's top sports minister, Jaime Lissavetzky, urged that the public wait before jumping to conclusions about Alberto Contador's positive test for clenbuterol at the 2010 Tour de France.

"According to the UCI's official statement, Contador's is under a scientific investigation. It's not a doping case," Lissavetzky told Basque newspaper DEIA. "If suggest there is wrongdoing after their investigation then we'll have a doping case, right now it's in limbo. It's bad for the cyclist, for cycling and for Spanish sport."

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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.