Merckx says Contador ban 'excessive'

Five-time Tour de France winner Eddy Merckx says he is surprised that the Court of Arbitration for Sport has given Alberto Contador a

Contador was found guilty of doping and maintains that the failed test was a result of eating contaminated meat.

Former Belgian cyclist Merckx says Contador should be "free" because only a small quantity of the banned substance was found.

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