UCI to appeal to CAS in Contador case

Alberto Contador wins, Volta a Caatalunya 2011 stage three

Cycle sport's governing body, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), has said that it will appeal against the decision made by the Spanish Cycling Federation (RFEC) to acquit Alberto Contador of charges relating to his clenbuterol positive at the 2010 Tour de France.

The UCI will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland, after studying documents provided by RFEC.

Contador failed a test for clenbuterol on the Tour's second rest day in Pau on July 21. He subsequently claimed that the banned substance was ingested via a tainted steak brought to France from Spain by a friend.

Contador is currently leading the overall classification of the Volta a Catalunya in Spain.

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