Cycling: Contador ruling due before Tour

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The Independent Online

The future of Alberto Contador should be clear before the start of the Tour de France, according to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The World Anti-Doping Agency followed the International Cycling Union in appealing to CAS over a decision by the Spanish Cycling Federation to acquit Contador following a failed drugs test last year.

The three-time Tour de France champion insists his inadvertent ingestion of contaminated meat caused his positive test for clenbuterol. Contador could face a two-year ban and the loss of last year's title.

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