Who ‘wins’ after Contador ban
ALCUDIA, Spain (VN) — No one is opening champagne bottles in the wake of Alberto Contador’s two-year ban for clenbuterol, but scores of results sheets will be adjusted following the CAS ruling to strip the Spaniard of all of his results dating back to 2010 Tour de France.
Here’s a rundown of Contador’s wins from 2010 Tour to present and adjusted ‘winners:’
2010 Tour de France
Andy Schleck will be declared the official champion after Contador becomes just the second rider in Tour history to lose his crown in a doping case. Floyd Landis became the first in 2006 when he tested positive for synthetic testosterone and Oscar Pereiro was later named winner.
Rounding out the adjusted podium will be Denis Menchov second, who was handed victory in the 2005 Vuelta a Espana in the wake of Roberto Heras’s positive for EPO. Third will be Samuel Sanchez. Schleck was diplomatic in his response to the CAS ruling: “There is no reason to be happy now,” he said Monday. “If I succeed this year, I will consider it as my first Tour victory.”
2011 Vuelta a Murcia (two stages and the GC)
Stage 2: Menchov is bumped to the stage-winner in the mountain-stage in what was Contador’s first win after being cleared by the Spanish cycling federation last year.
Stage 3 (ITT): Jerome Coppel was second to Contador in the short, but decisive individual time trial
2011 Volta a Catalunya (stage-win and GC)
Stage 3: Michele Scarponi was second to Contador in the climbing stage in Andorra
2011 Vuelta a Castilla y León
Stage 4 (ITT): Ex-Saxo Bank teammate Richie Porte was second to Contador in the decisive ITT. Contador later ceded the leader’s jersey in a climbing stage when he punctured with about 2km to go the finish line.
2011 Giro d’Italia (two stages and GC)
Stage 9: José Rujano was second to Contador up Mount Etna, when Contador blew apart the race to grab the pink jersey and never look back.
Stage 16 (ITT): Vincenzo Nibali was second to Contador in the climbing time trial up Nevegal.
Points jersey: Scarponi
GC: Contador earns the dubious honor of becoming the first rider to see his Giro win stripped in a doping case. Scarponi, who finished 6:10 behind Contador, will become the Giro winner. Scarponi served his own racing ban after admitting his role in the Operación Puerto blood doping ring from 2006. Second will be Nibali with Frenchman John Gadret bumped onto the podium with third.
2012 Tour de San Luís (two stage wins)
Stage 3: Levi Leipheimer, who won the overall, was second to Contador in the climbing stage.
Stage 5: Daniel Diaz, a South American rider who also won the best climber’s jersey, was second to Contador in another mountain stage.