Contador Sets Sights on London 2012

Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador says he’ll compete in the London Olympics next year if possible, despite having to wait for the outcome of a doping appeal hearing.


Contador is one of Team Saxo Bank’s 29-rider squad for next season, and the three-time Tour de France champion says his main objective is to win next year’s Tour, and to use it as preparation for the 2012 Games.


"Why not try this new challenge in London?" he said. "It sounds interesting … if the possibility is there, I will give it a try."


The Spaniard tested positive for the banned anabolic agent clembuterol during the 2010 Tour de France, but was cleared by the Spanish federation last February before the International Cycling Union and the World Anti-Doping Agency appealed against the decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. A decision is not expected before the end of the year.


"It was something that happened last week and now I will focus on what is coming up, the training camp in Israel," Contador said.