It may have taken almost two years happen, but Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador was stripped of his 2010 Tour de France title on Monday (Feb. 6) and banned for two years after cycling’s highest court found him guilty of doping.
Contador’s claim that he tested positive for the steroid clenbuterol was caused by eating contaminated meat was rejected by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, reports ESPN.
And although Contador was banned for two years, that ban was backdated and he’ll be eligible to return to competition on Aug. 6 — just six months from now, but long enough to miss the Giro d’Italia, the Tour de France and the London Olympics.
The ruling came just three days after a U.S. court cleared seven-time Tour de France victor Lance Armstrong of his own doping charges.
Luxembourg’s Andy Schleck, who finished second in the 2010 Tour, will receive the title.