Heras sues for one million euros

A year on from the Spanish Supreme Court's decision to overturn the doping ban imposed following a positive EPO test at the 2005 Vuelta a España, Roberto Heras has launched a legal suit against the Spanish cycling federation and the Spanish Sports Council (CSD) for loss of earnings. Heras, who has been reinstated as the victor of that 2005 race, is claiming €1 million.

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Peter Cossins has written about professional cycling since 1993 and is a contributing editor to Procycling. He is the author of The Monuments: The Grit and the Glory of Cycling's Greatest One-Day Races (Bloomsbury, March 2014) and has translated Christophe Bassons' autobiography, A Clean Break (Bloomsbury, July 2014).