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Of his 2010 Tour de France victory, by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, Alberto Contador, who tested positive during that year's Tour for clenbuterol, which dilates breathing passages and is used by athletes as a performance enhancer. Contador, 29, who was also banned from cycling for two years, had contended that the positive test stemmed from his ingestion of contaminated meat. The decision also erases his racing results from Jan. 25, 2011, until now. Contador will receive credit for a provisional five-month, 19-day suspension he served during parts of '10 and '11, and will be eligible to compete again on Aug. 6, meaning he will miss the Giro d'Italia, the Tour de France and the London Olympics. He has not commented on the decision. Austrian rider Andy Schleck, the runner-up to Contador in '10, has been elevated to Tour champion.