Calgary Herald

Contador blasts ‘unfair’ suspension

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CYCLING - pion Alberto Contador feels he has been “unfairly punished” by the sport’s ruling body, which has suspended him for one year for a positive doping test, his spokesman said Thursday.

“He’s disappoint­ed because he is innocent and feels he is being unfairly punished,” said Jacinto Vidarte.

Contador was on Thursday at his Saxo’s team hotel in Palma, on the Spanish Balearic island of Majorca, while the rest of his teammates continued training.

“He is not able to train and in this situation it does not make much sense,” Vidarte said.

The Spanish cycling federation (RFEC) on Wednesday informed Contador of its recommenda­tion of a one-year suspension for his positive drugs test from the 2010 Tour de France.

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