Causais becoming a never-ending story. As the Court of Arbitration for Sport announced that the negotiations for a possible doping by the Spanish professional cyclists has been postponed again.
This was due to a request by the World Anti-Doping Agency WADA. On Tuesday agreed to this also involved in the case of the World Federation UCI and Contador, the Spanish federation RFEC. Originally planned for early next week negotiation will now take place until November. An exact date was not mentioned by the CAS.
Contador was during the 2010 Tour de France tested positive for the drug suitable for fattening calves means clenbuterol. The man from Madrid denies doping and returns the results to the consumption of contaminated meat. The Spanish federation was followed in February Contador's defense and acquitted the driver. UCI and WADA on the other hand laid protest to CAS one who originally wanted to cut even before the Tour de France in July a decision. End of May, the CAS moved the date to early August and now even in November.
The court in Lausanne allowed the parties involved now to submit additional documents in order "to complete their evidence, specific points regarding scientific", as the CAS wrote. An exact date to the judges, including the German legal expert nominated by Contador Ulrich Haas, announced shortly.
Contador spokesman Jacinto Vidarte told news agency dpa: "WADA has requested the postponement, as Alberto had lawyers presented new evidence." This was confirmed in the evening and the Anti-Doping Agency, the "substantial evidence" mentioned that Contador had put forward.WADA solicited experts are now able to respond, a spokesman announced.
The three-time Tour winner, who was allowed to start by the impasse also in this year's Tour de France white, next to Union Boss Juan Carlos Castano and Prime Minister José Luis Zapatero, on his side. "Alberto wants the matter quickly, but also clarify the correct manner," added his spokesman Vidarte.
The Spanish tour specialist wanted to kill himself after the disappointing course of his tour in 2011, when the captain of Team Saxo Bank Sungard after an early crash and unsuccessful attacks was only fifth overall, a time out. On the domestic Vuelta Contador, who this year won the grueling Tour of Italy will do without.