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CAS to delay Ullrich verdict

A ruling in the Operation Puerto doping case of Jan Ullrich will not be released this week as anticipated, VeloNews.com has learned.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) notified the 1997 Tour de France winner yesterday that it has extended the deadline for its final ruling until February 10, 2012.

A letter from CAS attorney Andrea Zimmermann states that, “the three-month time limit to communicate the operative part of the award to the parties, pursuant to article R59 of the Code of the Sports-related Arbitration, has been extended until 10 February 2012.”

The extension came on the same day the CAS announced its delayed judgment in the case of Alberto Contador. A final decision in the Spaniard’s clenbuterol case is now expected during the week of January 31.

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