Tour De France Champ Contador Suspended for Doping

Three-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador faces suspension and the loss of his 2010 title over his failed doping test in the 2010 race.

Contador, 28, learned of the decision by the cycling federation RFEC to seek a one-year suspension on Wednesday. He has 10 days to appeal before a final decision is made, according to Spanish newspaper El Pais.

Contador's spokesman and the RFEC could not immediately be reached for comment.

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Contador, who has been provisionally suspended since August, tested positive for the banned anabolic agent clenbuterol during last year's Tour victory. He claimed the result was due to to contaminated meat.

Selected Reading: Reuters, USA Today, El Pais.

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