Lawyer Panel Set for Alberto Contador Doping Case

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04/27/2011| 0 comments
by AP and Roadcycling.com
Alberto Contador. Photo Fotoreporter Sirotti.
Alberto Contador. Photo Fotoreporter Sirotti.

Lawyer Panel Set for Alberto Contador Doping Case

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) earlier today selected a three-man panel to hear Alberto Contador's doping case, saying it expects a verdict before the Tour de France starts in July.

a case of Champions League matchfixing. His panel upheld UEFA's decisions to exclude Macedonian club Pobeda from European competitions for eight years and imposed a life ban on the club president.

If CAS rules against Contador, he is likely to be stripped of his third Tour victory and lose all of his results and prize money earned since the UCI lifted his provisional suspension in February.

Contador has won the Volta of Catalunya and Vuelta of Murcia this year and is a strong contender for the Giro d'Italia 2011.

Giro director Angelo Zomegnan is not concerned about the uncertainty over Contador.

"It's the same problem as it's always been, for whoever is in that situation," Zomegnan said last week and added "As of now, Alberto Contador has been cleared."

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