Despite Alberto Contadors desire to have his doping case verdict delivered by years end the Spanish Cylcing Federation (RFEC) has again reiterated the decision will take the full 3 months they predicted back in November.
Spanish daily, AS, has reported sources at the Federation citing the sheer number of documents supplied by Contadors defense and WADA officials as the reason for the lengthy process.
Once the decision is delivered the matter will by no meansbe resolved. If the Federation finds Contador guilty he will undoubtedly appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), a process that could take at least 6 months. Even if exonerated, Contador can expect WADA to file an appeal against that verdict with CAS.
Either scenario brings the process deep into the 2011 season with a possible outcome on the eve of the Tour de France.