Eurosport news has just called the state of Alberto Contadors ban to " 1 year" 18.44 gmt.
Ah what a shame. I liked Justine. By far my favourite top player due to the balls it takes to win when your 160cm and have a 1 handed backhand.El Pistolero said:Belgian news said it as well.
And off topic:
Justin Henin retired for good because her elbow doesn't allow her to play on pro level again.
hey im just the messengerBarrus said:Do you know when they let the ban go in, whether he would be able to compete in the Vuelta, if the ban would remain a single year that is
If there's enough wailing, Pat will have a 'gosh-darnit! UCI wanted 2 but he only got one!' quote where he shifts the burden onto Pharmador's federation followed by some vague statements about process. And that will be the end of it. If there's no wailing, no statement.rzombie1988 said:I hope the UCI contests this and adds another year onto it. It's no fair that he only gets one while everyone else gets 2.
Can't imagine AC would win such an appeal. The WADA code is pretty specific about the strict liability issue. If I understand it correctly, they've essentially accepted his defense and reduced the ban to the maximum amount permitted under the code. Better to save his time and money to respond to the possible WADA/UCI appeal. In effect it would only be a 7 month suspension since he's been out of competition since the end of July.eleven said:Seems like both sides would want to appeal it to CAS, right? WADA because it's too lenient and Contador b/c he claims it's from tainted meat.
not sure what happens in such a case...