Contador issues statement on suspension, plans news conference

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  • Published Jan. 26, 2011
  • Updated Jan. 27, 2011 at 12:56 PM EDT

Alberto Contador issued the following statement through his spokesperson Wednesday, after being notified that the Spanish federation had proposed one-year band for a positive doping result at the 2010 Tour de France.

“Alberto Contador has received today a notification of one year ban proposal by the Competition Committee of the Spanish Federation.

“Therefore, together with Bjarne Riis (director of his team Saxo Bank), a Press Conference will be held next Friday, January 28, at 16:00 hours (1500GMT), at the Hotel Son Net in Palma de Mallorca, to express their opinion about this case.”

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