CAS sets 3-day hearing for Contador doping case

By the Associated Press | May 20, 2011 | 6:28 AM EDT

Overall leader Alberto Contador sprays sparkling wine as he celebrates on the podium after completing the 12th stage of the Giro d'Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race from Castelfidardo to Ravenna, Thursday, May 19, 2011. British specialist Mark Cavendish won his second Giro d'Italia stage in three days, taking the 12th leg with another sprint victory on Thursday. (AP Photo/Gian Mattia D'Alberto, Lapresse) ITALY OUT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Alberto Contador's doping case will be heard over three days next month at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

CAS says it has set June 6-8 to hear appeals filed by the International Cycling Union and World Anti-Doping Agency against the three-time Tour de France champion and the Spanish cycling federation.

The UCI and WADA are challenging Contador's acquittal on doping charges by Spanish authorities in February.

A tribunal accepted Contador's defense that eating contaminated beef caused his positive test for clenbuterol when he led in the final week of the Tour last July.

Contador is currently leading the three-week Giro d'Italia.