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Contador CAS decision due in mid-January

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Cycling News
Published:
December 21, 2011, 12:00 GMT,
Updated:
December 21, 2011, 15:57 GMT
Edition:
Second Edition Cycling News, Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Alberto Contador arrives for his CAS arbitration hearing on day 1

Alberto Contador arrives for his CAS arbitration hearing on day 1

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Court spokesman says decision now being written

Alberto Contador will learn his fate in the middle of January.  The Court of Arbitration for Sport is writing up its decision on his doping case, which will be announced next month.

The decision is expected to be announced “between January 15 and 20”, the court's Secretary General Matthieu Reeb told the French website rmcsport.fr

Contador faces a two-year ban and the loss of the 2010 Tour de France title.  He tested positive for Clenbuterol during that Tour.  The Spanish Cycling Federation cleared him of  the doping charges in February.  Both the UCI and the World Anti-Doping Agency appealed that decision to CAS.

After a number of delays, the CAS hearing was finally held in November. The rider not only attended the multi-day hearings, but also gave the closing address.

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