Contador's 'contaminated' beef supplier elected cycling federation president
Three-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador of Spain holds aloft the Spanish national flag during a victory lap after winning the Tour de France cycling race in Paris, July 25, 2010. (AP / Christophe Ena)
The Associated Press
Published Sunday, December 2, 2012 10:48AM EST
MADRID, Spain -- The Spanish cycling federation has elected as president the man who supplied Alberto Contador with the beef that the cyclist said caused him to be stripped of the 2010 Tour de France title because of doping.
Jose Lopez Cerron said he bought the meat in Spain that Contador ate on a Tour rest day in France.
Contador's claim that his positive test for the stimulant clenbuterol was because of the beef was rejected by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Losing the 2010 title leaves the Spaniard with two victories in cycling's premier race.
The 56-year-old Cerron was also director of team Banesto, now Movistar, and currently heads the organization of the Vuelta a Castilla y Leon in Spain.
His term at the federation is for four years.