Contador And UCI Reach Deal Over Doping Fine

PARIS, Dec 13, 2012 (AFP) – Spanish rider Alberto Contador has reached
agreement with the International Cycling Union over a hefty fine he was
ordered to pay, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) announced on Thursday.

“CAS has been informed of an amicable agreement reached between the UCI
and Alberto Contador and has therefore officially concluded arbitration,” the
court said.

Earlier in the year, CAS upheld Contador’s suspension for failing a dope
test during the 2010 Tour de France, stripped him of his victory in that race
and all other titles he won in 2011, including his Tour of Spain success.

The UCI then demanded he pay a fine of 2.485 million euros ($3.24 million),
based on the earnings he declared for the year.

Contador returned to competition in August this year and in September won
the Tour of Spain.