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Court: Heras should be reinstated as Vuelta winner

Updated: December 21, 2012, 4:04 PM ET
Associated Press

MADRID -- Spain's Supreme Court has ruled that Roberto Heras must be reinstated as the winner of the 2005 Spanish Vuelta after it upheld a lower court's decision to clear him of a doping ban that had stripped him of the title.

Heras had previously won the Vuelta in 2000, 2003 and 2004 before he tested positive for the banned blood-booster EPO in the second-to-last stage of the 2005 race.

On Friday, Spain's highest court rejected an appeal brought by the Spanish cycling federation ...

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