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UCI appeals Alberto Contador acquittal

Updated: March 24, 2011, 5:58 PM ET
Associated Press

GENEVA -- Alberto Contador's contaminated-beef defense will be tested again after cycling's governing body decided Thursday to appeal the Tour de France champion's doping acquittal.

The International Cycling Union said it will go to the Court of Arbitration for Sport to challenge the Spanish cycling federation's decision not to ban Contador for his positive clenbuterol test.

UCI president Pat McQuaid said it had no choice but to appeal, to remove doubts about Spain's reasons for acquitting ...

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