MEDIA RELEASE CYCLING
THE CONTADOR CASE WILL BE HEARD IN NOVEMBER 2011
Lausanne, 26 July 2011 – In the arbitration between the International Cycling Union (UCI) & World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), and Alberto Contador & the Spanish Cycling Federation (RFEC), the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has allowed a request for a second exchange of written submissions between the parties as well as for a new procedural calendar. Such request was formulated by WADA with the unanimous agreement of the three other parties.
As a consequence of the parties’ request, the hearing which was scheduled for 1, 2 and 3 August 2011 is cancelled and will be rescheduled for new dates, probably in November 2011.
The second round of written submissions will allow the parties to complete their evidence and arguments relating to some specific scientific issues.
At the end of March 2011, the UCI and WADA filed appeals at the CAS against the decision of the RFEC exonerating Alberto Contador from any sanction following an adverse analytical finding for the substance clenbuterol. The CAS hearing was initially scheduled to be held on 6, 7 and 8 June 2011 but was postponed until 1, 2 and 3 August 2011 at the request of the parties. The new hearing dates will be fixed in the coming days and communicated via the CAS website (www.tas-cas.org).
For further information related to the CAS activity and procedures in general, please contact either Mr Matthieu Reeb, CAS Secretary General, or Ms Katy Hogg, Media Assistant. Château de Béthusy, Avenue de Beaumont 2, 1012 Lausanne, Switzerland. Tel: (41 21) 613 50 00; fax: (41 21) 613 50 01, or consult the CAS website: www.tas-cas.org