Cycling: Schleck does not want Tour win by default

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The Independent Online

Andy Schleck insists Alberto Contador will always be the winner of the 2010 Tour de France in his eyes even if the Spaniard is stripped of the title and it is awarded to him.

Schleck finished runner-up in this year's race as Contador claimed his third title in four years, but that result could be overturned with the champion facing possible sanctions after testing positive for the banned stimulant clenbuterol during the race. Contador has denied any wrongdoing.

Schleck said: "I hope there is clarity in this matter as soon as possible. The case is now before the Spanish Cycling Federation and they have to resolve it."

On the prospect of the Tour de France title, he said: "This isn't the way for me. My name could later appear in the record books as the winner, but I would not have experienced the joy [of winning]. I want to win the Tour on the road. For me, Contador will always remain the winner of the 2010 Tour."

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