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Contador arrives at CAS for Tour doping case

Updated: November 21, 2011, 05:54

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) Alberto Contador has arrived at world sport's highest court for a hearing to decide if he doped when winning the 2010 Tour de France.

Contador did not speak with media gathered outside the Court of Arbitration for Sport before a scheduled four-day case.

The Spanish rider's lawyers will argue that a contaminated steak he ate on a rest day caused his positive tests for clenbuterol, a banned anabolic agent.

The International Cycling Union and World Anti-Doping Agency appealed to CAS after the Spanish cycling federation cleared Contador.

Around 20 witnesses are expected to give evidence, including the Spanish butcher who sold the steak, a polygraph expert and anti-doping scientists.

A verdict is expected in January.

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