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Alberto Contador, 2010 Tour de France winner, cleared of doping allegations

Alberto Contador was cleared of doping allegations by the Spanish cycling federation just weeks after it had proposed a one-year suspension for the three-time Tour champion.

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Tour de France champion Alberto Contador waits for the start of an interview at a television studio near Madrid on Feb. 15. He has been completely cleared of doping allegations against him.

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Three-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador has been completely cleared of doping allegations against him and his license to compete has been reinstated, his lawyer said Tuesday.

Spain's cycling federation last month proposed a one-year suspension of Mr. Contador, which would have stripped him of his 2010 Tour title.

The International Cycling Union (UCI) will have one month to appeal the unexpected decision in the Court of Arbitration for Sport, based in Lausanne, Switzerland. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will have two months.

"Justice has been made," said Contador’s lawyer Andy Ramos when picking up the cyclist's license. Contador is expected to compete in Portugal’s Algarve Tour that starts tomorrow.

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