Tue February 15, 2011
The Two-Way

Cycling's Alberto Contador Cleared In Doping Case

"Alberto Contador was cleared of doping Tuesday after the Spanish cycling federation reversed its proposal to ban him one year for a positive test at the Tour de France," the Associated Press writes.

The BBC says that Contador was "cleared of knowingly using banned drugs." It adds that "the sport's governing body, the UCI, and the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) have the right to challenge the decision. ... The UCI said it was waiting to receive the full dossier and would issue a decision on whether it would appeal within 30 days."

But as of now, the three-time Tour de France champion can ride in this year's race, the AP reports. The wire service reminds us that "Contador tested positive for the banned substance clenbuterol during last year's Tour. He blamed the result on eating contaminated beef." Copyright 2011 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.