Cycling

CAS delays Contador decision

2012-01-16 17:46
Alberto Contador (File)

Paris - A ruling on the doping case of former Tour de France winner Alberto Contador was on Monday further delayed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport until the end of the month.

The Swiss-based CAS said in a statement that it had given all parties involved in the case an opportunity to voice concerns on the composition of its arbitration panel.

The panel is chaired by Israeli Efraim Barak, who reportedly visited Contador's home country twice for conferences ahead of the four-day CAS hearing in November. In addition, Contador's Saxo Bank team chose Israel for a pre-season training camp.

It was also reported that the World Anti-Doping Agency team threatened to walk out of the CAS hearing after one of its experts was not allowed to give evidence at the hearing.

"The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has noted with great disappointment that some media have reported certain rumours in relation to the arbitration procedure involving the International Cycling Union (UCI), the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), Alberto Contador and the Spanish Cycling Federation (RFEC)," CAS said.

"The CAS will not comment on these allegations. However, the CAS has requested the parties to clarify whether, at this stage, any of them wanted to challenge the composition of the arbitral panel. As all answers were negative, the panel will now be able to resume its mission.

"Unfortunately, this regrettable incident has slightly delayed the work of the panel and the publication of the final decision should now take place during the week of 31 January 2012."

Contador tested positive for the forbidden substance clenbuterol during the 2010 Tour which he went on to win. The rider has denied doping and attributed the adverse finding to contaminated meat he ate before the doping test.

The Spanish federation cleared him of all charges, against which the UCI and WADA appealed before CAS.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

ASA gives KZN conference nod

2014-09-19 12:24

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

6 life hacks you simply have to know

A few simple tricks can make your life so much easier!

 
 

For chic geeks...

Device lets disabled people talk through their nose
It’s THIS easy for someone to steal your ATM pin!
This is why you should install iOS 8
17 photo illusions that look so real
 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

Dave ask if you would like to meet your local sports heroes and stand the chance to win prizes to the value of over R40 000.

Latest blogs
Vote

Besides the 'Big 3' of rugby, cricket and soccer, which of the 'smaller' sports in South Africa do you enjoy the most?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.