UCI requests a disciplinary hearing into Contador's failed dope test

Alberto Contador after stage 19 TT, Andy Jones at the Tour de France 2010

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) requested today that Spain open a disciplinary hearing for its cyclist Alberto Contador. He tested positive for weight-loss drug Clenbuterol on the way to winning his third Tour de France in July.

Contador has not raced since he won the Tour de France by 39 seconds over Luxembourg's Andy Schleck. On the race's second rest day, July 21 in Pau, he tested positive in an anti-doping control. He announced his test result on September 30, one month after he was informed by the UCI. The UCI also provisionally suspended Contador on the same day, September 30.

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