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Contador loses 2010 Tour de France title, banned for 2011, and a sad look at teams gone
And so it goes. I figured they'd give Contador a token 4 month suspension and take away his 2010 Tour de France victory, but I think he miscalculated and pushed his "innocence" too far. My guess is that he could have cut a deal early on, but went for broke. Maybe he could have skated free if not for the plasticizers they found in his blood (plasticizers being something you pick up from a blood bag during a transfusion, and there are no longer any legally-permissible reasons for transfusions short of one supervised by a doctor for medical conditions that must be documented and demonstrated to be extremely serious).
What's sad is to go through the links for the various teams (found well down the page, on the right-hand side), many of which are gone. For example-
At least they have a page saying good-bye. Many others simply go 404.
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