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Tour winner Contador given one year ban

El Pais is reporting that the Spanish Cycling Federation has given Alberto Contador a one-year suspension for testing positive for a banned substance last year. The 28-year-old cyclist tested positive for a trace amount of clenbuterol on his way to winning in last year's Tour de France.

Contador has ten days to appeal the decision. If unsuccessful, he will forfeit any results after the positive test which means the 2010 Tour de France win will likely go to second place finisher Andy Schleck of Luxembourg.

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The only previous Tour winner to be stripped of his title was Floyd Landis in 2006.

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