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PM: Spain shouldn't sanction Contador

Updated: February 11, 2011, 2:06 PM ET
Associated Press

MADRID -- Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero believes there is "no legal reason" to sanction Tour de France champion Alberto Contador over his positive doping test.

Contador was handed a proposed one-year ban by the Spanish cycling federation last month after testing positive for clenbuterol during the 2010 Tour. A final verdict is expected soon.

Zapatero said on the Spanish government's Twitter feed that "there's no legal reason to justify sanctioning Contador." ...

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