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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Nigel Wynn
Nigel Wynn

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, n exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.