Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 2/6/12
Alberto Contador was taken down by a mere 50 pictograms per milliliter of a substance that is used outside the United State mostly as an asthma medication or by crooked ranchers looking to dope their livestock. Sure, it took a year and a half -- way more time than needed to look up the fact a pictogram is one-trillionth of a gram -- before the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Monday banned Contador for two years, a decision that stripped the Spaniard of his 2010 Tour de France and 2011 Giro d'Italia titles. "This is an appropriate decision from CAS which represents the effective nature of the World Anti-Doping code," said World Anti-Doping Agency president John Fahey in a statement. "It is regrettable there was some political interference at the first instance process." Blame doping authorities in Contador's home country for the delay in enforcing his positive test for the stimulant clenbuterol on an off day during the 2010 Tour. Spanish officials bought Contador's tainted meat ...
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