CAS sets dates for Contador case after 2011 Tour



LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Court of Arbitration for Sport has set new dates for Alberto Contador’s doping case, allowing him to race in the Tour de France.

The court says it will hear the case from Aug. 1-3, more than a week after the Tour finishes in Paris on July 24.

Contador is therefore cleared to defend the title he won while testing positive for the banned anabolic agent clenbuterol in the final week of the race.

The International Cycling Union and World Anti-Doping Agency are challenging the Spanish cycling federation’s decision to clear the three-time Tour champion of doping.

A Spanish tribunal accepted Contador’s explanation that he consumed the drug in contaminated beef.

The CAS case was set for June 6-8 before being delayed.